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The MPhil in Social Anthropological Research provides specialist training in Social Anthropology to students with a first degree in the discipline, either on its own or as part of a joint degree. It will consist of a core course on contemporary themes and professional development, together with an evolving programme of methods teaching and specialist training in cutting edge social anthropology, directly linked to staff research interests.

This new 9-month MPhil is for students who already have a strong engagement with the core themes of our discipline but wish to develop their expertise along more specialist lines, either as grounding for a PhD or as preparation for a non-academic job for which Social Anthropology is a good foundation: for example, in the media, think tanks, public or private sector research, the civil service, NGOs etc. The MPhil gives students the chance to draw on the expertise of one of the leading Anthropology departments in the world.

For more information on the structure of the course and assessment please see the course structure page.

For information on graduate supervision and facilities see the Supervision and Facilities page.

Further information about applying to the University, including instructions on how to submit your supporting documents, is available from the Postgraduate Admissions website. All prospective applicants should read the information on the Postgraduate Admissions website carefully prior to applying. To apply, visit the MPhil pages in the Postgraduate Admissions Course Directory.

Applications for October 2022-23 open from 1 September 2021 and close at noon on 30 April 2022. Applications for funding close at noon on 6 January 2022.




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