University of St Andrews

Degree level: Postgraduate

Anthropology, Art and Perception (Taught)

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Course summary

This course provides training for postgraduate research into the anthropology of human creativity, art, material culture and visual expression. It takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology.

Course details


Semester 1: 1. The anthropology of connections: interdisciplinarity as methodology 2. Anthropology, art and perception 1 Semester 2: 1. Research methods in social anthropology 2. Anthropology, art and perception 2

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through coursework which includes essays and independent research-led assignments. Over the course of the year, with particular focus during the summer months, you will devise a research project culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word dissertation with a practical element.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. We welcome applications from students with an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and from those with no previous anthropological experience. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university’s international entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9900 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9900 Whole course
Scotland £9900 Whole course
Wales £9900 Whole course
International £20370 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2021/2 entry. Fees for 2022/3 will be released later in the session.
Anthropology, Art and Perception at University of St Andrews - UCAS