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School of Social Sciences

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MA Social Anthropology
Gain critical thinking skills from one the UK's best universities for social anthropology teaching.

MA Social Anthropology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2018

How to apply

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Advice to applicants

The objective of this programme is to bring  students with little or no background in social anthropology, or who have studied anthropology within a different intellectual tradition outside the UK, to a sufficiently advanced level that can go on to a PhD- track research degree if they that is their career intention, or to work in some arena of extra-academic life that requires an awareness to issues of cultural diversity. Therefore, although the admissions tutors for this programme will certainly take into account academic qualifications and English language competence, they would welcome applications from all those who feel that they could benefit from the programme's objective, regardless of academic background.

Points Based System (PBS) International applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the latest student visa advice and guidelines.  

How your application is considered

Applications are initially assessed by the Admissions Team and referred to the Admissions Tutor when required.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.