UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology MSc

This MSc aims to provide sufficient knowledge of advanced medically related anthropology to enable students to utilise anthropological approaches in a range of research and professional roles.

About this degree

Students new to social science develop an understanding of social science 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 (e.g. diversity issues in clinical practice, therapeutic narratives, critical medical anthropology, traditional medical systems, mental health).

Who this course is for:

The programme is aimed at candidates who wish to gain the appropriate social science training in preparation for a PhD and for medical professionals who want to employ anthropological techniques in their professional work. We recruit a mix of clinicians and social scientists, finding that the interaction between these student groups helps create mindful practitioners.