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MSc in Social Anthropology

MSc in Social Anthropology

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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The MSc in Social Anthropology aims to provide a solid background in analytical and methodological issues as they apply to social anthropology. Students will critically read key intellectual contributions to the discipline and students will be introduced to ethnographic methods and experiences of living among, and writing about, people. On this degree, students will learn how to comparatively study what makes humans simultaneously similar and yet different. Students will follow core courses in social anthropology as well as choosing two option courses from a range offered within the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography. Students may also consider doing a little fieldwork over the summer for their MSc dissertation if appropriate (and the School approves). Teaching is by a mixture of lectures, where they will be listening to a specialist in the topic, classes, where they will be presenting and discussing texts in small groups (8 to 9 students), and tutorials, where, in small groups of 3 or 4, they will be exploring with one another and with the tutor issues and ideas raised in their own essays on the topic they have assigned; the tutor will also provide written feedback on the essay.