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Course summary

This programme is run on a bi-annual basis and we are not accepting applications for 2018. If you would like to register your interest in the Social Anthropology of Europe MA for 2019 entry, please email [email protected] This advanced course in Social Anthropology provides an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on European cultures and societies. This programme is designed for students who have already studied anthropology either as a degree course or as part of a degree course at undergraduate level. It provides in-depth generalist training in anthropology with an ethnographic concentration on Europe and is excellent preparation for those embarking on research degrees in anthropology. The programme will also prepare students for professional fields in which anthropological training is advantageous, as they gain the ability to understand changes taking place in Europe in the post-Brexit era from an anthropological perspective. Staff involved in the programme are currently conducting research, which informs our teaching, on timely issues including austerity, war and conflict, migration, identity politics, religion and creative expression.


You will study six compulsory modules, a dissertation research project and also choose two additional modules in social anthropology from those offered by the School of Anthropology and Conservation. Compulsory modules for this programme are: SE882, SE883, SE885, SE886, SE879 and SE894 Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability

Assessment method

Assessment for most modules is an essay of 2,000-3,000 words plus participation and/or oral presentation. Some modules include other assessments such as critical book reviews.

How to apply

International applicants

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Need help with English? Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or associated fields. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the programme convenor. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Social Anthropology of Europe at University of Kent - UCAS