PhD, MA & MSc by research give you access to research methods training & supervision by internationally recognised researchers.
We welcome students with the appropriate background for research. You register for a PhD and we expect you to complete your doctoral thesis before the end of the fourth year. You take part in coursework, especially methods modules, as part of your training in the first year.
You may also register initially for an MA or MSc by Research, and these degrees may also be upgraded (MA or MSc in Anthropology; MSc in Ethnobiology).
We can offer supervision in both socio-cultural and biological anthropology. We are currently strong in environmental anthropology, ethnobiology, ethnicity and nationalism, kinship, methodology, and the anthropology of language use..
In general, you work closely with one supervisor throughout your research, although your work will be overseen by a committee of three members of staff. If you want to do research in the area of Applied Computing in Social Anthropology you have two supervisors: one in the Computing Laboratory as well as an anthropologist.
It is essential that prospective research students identify and contact a potential supervisor (by email) prior to making a formal application. We are unable to process any application without such prior contact.
MSc in Anthropology by Research
We have a newly developed and vibrant research group whose interests stretch across the range of biological and evolutionary anthropology. We can provide extensive and modern data-analysis facilities as well as a newly refurbished research lab dedicated to biological and evolutionary anthropology. We are actively recruiting new research students, and if you have an idea or topic you want to pursue, then we will help you develop your project.
Last updated August 31, 2015