UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology MSc

This MSc provides students with knowledge of advanced medically related anthropology, enabling students to utilise anthropological approaches in a range of research and professional roles.

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 (e.g. diversity issues in clinical practice, therapeutic narratives, critical medical anthropology, traditional medical systems, mental health).

Who this course is for:

The MSc in Medical Anthropology appeals to a wide and diverse cohort. Students come from diverse backgrounds; while some have medical or anthropological training, others are new to both. The programme provides in-depth anthropological training for those wishing to progress to a PhD and for those who want to employ anthropological techniques in their professional work.