Department of Anthropology | MA Socio-Cultural Anthropology 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Durham University

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Working with high-profile Social Anthropologists, this course will give you a fascinating insight into the study of humanity and the social and cultural environment that underpins the way lives are led.


The MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology introduces you to the endlessly fascinating academic study that looks at humanity and the behaviours, societies and cultures that underpin the lives that are led as sentient beings.


The course enables you to move to Anthropology from an undergraduate degree in another subject and offers a solid foundation of knowledge for carrying out research in Socio-Cultural Anthropology in the future or preparing for an Anthropology-related career.


You will undertake core modules covering topics such as Thinking Anthropologically, Fieldwork and Interpretation & Understanding Society & Culture. There are also optional modules, including Global Health and a study into Energy or Climate Change, allowing you to tailor the course to your own interests. The MA dissertation gives you the opportunity to explore your interests in greater depth.


You will develop a clear understanding of classical and contemporary writing and research on the subject through lectures, seminars and fieldwork with teaching provided by academic staff who are renowned experts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and have a wealth of fieldwork experience.


As part of your learning and development, you will be expected to spend a sizeable proportion of your time, reading, discussing and preparing for classes, assignments and project work. You will also meet with your degree tutor regularly for further academic support and guidance.


As an Anthropology student, you will have access to the Department’s highly respected research laboratories including the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Behavioural & Ecological Physiology Lab, Physical Activity Lab, the South Africa Field Station and to Material Culture & Skeletal Collections.


Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


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We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Durham University

[email protected]


Working with high-profile Social Anthropologists, this course will give you a fascinating insight into the study of humanity and the social and cultural environment that underpins the way lives are led.


The MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology introduces you to the endlessly fascinating academic study that looks at humanity and the behaviours, societies and cultures that underpin the lives that are led as sentient beings.


The course enables you to move to Anthropology from an undergraduate degree in another subject and offers a solid foundation of knowledge for carrying out research in Socio-Cultural Anthropology in the future or preparing for an Anthropology-related career.


You will undertake core modules covering topics such as Thinking Anthropologically, Fieldwork and Interpretation & Understanding Society & Culture. There are also optional modules, including Global Health and a study into Energy or Climate Change, allowing you to tailor the course to your own interests. The MA dissertation gives you the opportunity to explore your interests in greater depth.


You will develop a clear understanding of classical and contemporary writing and research on the subject through lectures, seminars and fieldwork with teaching provided by academic staff who are renowned experts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and have a wealth of fieldwork experience.


As part of your learning and development, you will be expected to spend a sizeable proportion of your time, reading, discussing and preparing for classes, assignments and project work. You will also meet with your degree tutor regularly for further academic support and guidance.


As an Anthropology student, you will have access to the Department’s highly respected research laboratories including the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Behavioural & Ecological Physiology Lab, Physical Activity Lab, the South Africa Field Station and to Material Culture & Skeletal Collections.


Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

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1 Year
Sep-2024

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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

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Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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