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Information for Undergraduates

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Handbook

Track and Paper Registration

Lecture List

Key Contact People

Supervisions

Essays and Examinations

Policies


After the Undergraduate Degree

 

Handbook

Part II Handbook for Social Anthropology 2016-17

For information on diary dates over the course of the academic year, see Dates for your Diary 2016-17.

 

Registering on a Track and Paper Options

Part IIA and Part IIB students should register for their single or joint-track and desired papers at the Options Session during the Part I and Part IIA years respectively. For further information and the relevant forms please see the following links:

Options Form Guide to Papers available Form to be returned to Form submission deadline
Going into Part IIA in 2016-17
Part IIA Options Form Part IIA Paper Guide Barbora Sajfrtova,
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Going into Part IIB in 2016-17

Part IIB
Options Form

Part IIB
Paper Guide
Dorothy Searle, Wednesday 1 June 2016

If you have any questions regarding IIA or IIB registration, please see your Director of Studies.

 

Lecture List

The lecture lists and timetables for Social Anthropology lectures are available in various formats on our Timetables page. Please consult them regularly, as any changes will be updated on the website and the online timetable in the first instance.

 

Key Contact People

If you have any concerns, then the best person to contact in the first instance is your Director of Studies. However, you are very welcome to contact the following people with specific questions, concerns or suggestions related to the Division.

For College-related issues, you should consult your Director of Studies or Tutor.

The Director of Undergraduate Education, and chairman of the Division's Undergraduate Education Committee, is Dr Sian Lazar ()

The Head of Division is Professor James Laidlaw ()

 

Supervisions

Supervisions for Social Anthropology Papers are organised by Directors of Studies. Students should expect to receive approximately three supervisions a term for each paper except for SAN7 for which there are no supervisions because it is seminar based. Supervisions should not start later than week 3 of Michaelmas term. Queries and concerns relating to supervisions should be addressed by students, in the first instance to their Director of Studies and secondly to the Course Co-ordinator.

 

Essays and Examinations

For further information on essays and examinations, including the HSPS Part II marking and classing criteria, the essay writing guide and information on the correct use of ethnographic materials, please see Essays and Exams.

 Please note all students should contact their Director of Studies at their college to register for examinations.

 

Policies

Plagiarism Information

Recording Lectures


Lectures and presentations are the intellectual property of the presenter, whether a staff member or student, who retain control over their use and dissemination. Recording, photographing or filming of teaching (lectures, seminars) in any form is thus prohibited. Students who have a documented disability may be granted an exception to record lectures and presentations, but not question sessions, seminar discussions and similar settings. Students must provide support for this request to the Disability Resource Centre, who will make a decision as to the nature of the reasonable adjustments that may be requested of a lecturer.

Health and Safety

 

After the Undergraduate Degree

If you are interested in taking your studies further, you should seek the advice of your supervisors and Director of Studies. You might wish to supplement your Social Anthropology with a specialist Master’s course (MPhil or MRes) or think about going on to professional training and fieldwork at PhD level (PhD). In either case, applications for places (at Cambridge or other universities) and for grants usually have to be made in the Michaelmas term.

The Graduate Studies Prospectus is available on the Graduate Admissions website. The prospectus covers all postgraduate courses offered at Cambridge and incorporates all necessary documentation including graduate application and reference forms.

The Cambridge University Careers Service provides careers education, information and guidance to students and alumni of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge students, alumni and staff should register with the Careers Service for complete access to their services and website.

Information on upcoming vacancies, scholarships and funds are also posted on the noticeboards on the first floor of the Social Anthropology building.