UCL Anthropology


Politics, Violence and Crime MSc

This programme offers intensive training in the anthropology of politics, violence and crime. It provides a solid foundation in ethnographic theory, analysis, and method.

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About this degree

Students develop knowledge and understanding of major theoretical, ethnographic, and methodological debates in the anthropology of politics, violence and crime, and enhance their independent research skills through practical instruction in methods. This is the first programme to centre and directly build, specialist anthropological training upon these interrelated thematics, and its rigorous pursuit of ethnographic approaches distinguishes this degree from others in Security, Peace and Development Studies.

Who this course is for:

The programme is suitable for graduates in anthropology and other social sciences, as well as suitably qualified applicants from other disciplines, who wish to develop the ability to ethnographically analyse a broad range of contemporary issues in order to pursue a career in research, teaching, development, public service, journalism and many other fields.