The MA in Anthropology will help you to develop a nuanced and cross-cultural perspective on the challenges that humans face in our fast-changing world, with content that reflects our research strengths in adversity, adaptation and globalisation. You will have the opportunity to put this understanding into practice through academic events and work experience in Bristol's thriving creative and cultural industries as well as social organisations. In addition to the core themes of the programme - which explore interrelated real-world issues such as sustainability, technology, engagement, arts and materiality - you will receive advanced training in theory and methods delivered through world-class, research-led teaching. The programme will introduce you to anthropological research design and data analysis using qualitative and mixed methods, including ethnographic and visual methods; survey, interview and focus-group design; participatory approaches and research ethics. There are opportunities for undertaking an off-campus placement with an external partner such as a media-tech company, museum, heritage organisation, NGO or local authority. You can gain first-hand experience of working in a vibrant and diverse industry while putting into practice the skills you have learned throughout the course. Being taught by research-active experts in the field, you will gain knowledge and understanding on some of the most relevant and urgent contemporary issues and public debates. From drugs and stimulants in Africa, to children and their art in Amazonia; from museums and heritage in Asia, to transhumance mobility in Europe, you will learn alongside leading academics through in-class lectures, small group seminars, field trips, and potential international knowledge exchange programmes. The programme will enhance your transferable skills and employability by providing valuable research experience and developing a network of contacts in and beyond work placement providers.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social sciences discipline. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£16500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£16500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
International students may be awarded a Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship https://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/think-big-postgraduate/ (2 rounds per year)
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