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MA Visual Anthropology
A master's degree from the world's leading centre for visual anthropology and sensory media.

MA Visual Anthropology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
12 months full-time
Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level in anthropology, sociology, or related social science or humanities subjects.

Applicants must also submit with their on-line application, the following:

  • Personal statement (approx. 500 words)
  • Two academic references (no reference form is required).
  • Transcript of marks
  • Degree certificate

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

There are 3 main application deadlines;  1 December 2017, 1 March 2018 1 May 2018.

Applications made after these times will be considered although please be aware that due to its popularity the course  is frequently over subscribed and so early applications are encouraged. Once the course is full we operate a waiting list system. Summer applications will be considered if space permits. Overseas students should allow enough time to organise funding/visas

How to apply

Apply online

To request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus for the School of Social Sciences please email

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You want to study at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology - widely recognised as the world's leading centre for Visual Anthropology and Sensory Media
  • You're looking for a course that combines anthropology with practical training in film-making, editing, visual methods, photography, sensory ethnography and sound
  • You want access to professional equipment and to be supported by an internally renowned staff comprising the largest visual anthropology faculty in Europe

Course Director: Dr Rupert Cox, email;

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500


Please see the School's  funding page  for further information.

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Loyalty Bursary

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
+44(0) 161 275 4471
Academic department overview