UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology MSc

About this degree

Students new to anthropology develop an understanding of anthropological approaches to experiences of illness and health, gaining skills required in anthropological field research and analysis. For students with previous social science training, we focus on dimensions particular to medical anthropology.

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Meet Jo Cook and find out more about studying the Medical Anthropology MSc programme, from content, structure and entry requirements to life in the Department of Anthropology, career prospects and support and wellbeing provisions.


Who this course is for

The MSc in Medical Anthropology appeals to a wide and diverse cohort. Students come from a range of backgrounds; while some have medical or anthropological training, others are new to both. 

What this course will give you

Our approach to Medical Anthropology is broad and open-minded. It encompasses applied work, analysis of cultural diversity issues in clinical practice, therapeutic narratives, critical medical anthropology, ageing, infectious disease, global health, studies of traditional medical systems and ritual healing, psychological anthropology, mental health, and biosocial approaches.

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