Part time Master's Degree in Anthropology in United Kingdom

Compare Part time Master Programs in Anthropology in United Kingdom 2017

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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The holistic approach of a master in anthropology offers important knowledge that can be meaningful in industry or business, educational strategies, and generate awareness for politicians in the national and international government.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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MA/MSc in Environmental Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom. Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. The Masters programme in Environmental Anthropology aims to offer you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of how different societies are influenced by the environment and manage natural resources and hazards, in relation to issues in human ecology, biodiversity management, sustainable development, environmental change and the practical applications of such knowledge. The aims include ensuring that as a graduate you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical or other applied research, to allow you to pursue work as a researcher or to inform whatever position you take up in the future. It is expected that such work might be undertaken in conjunction with a range of organisations including national or international environmental bodies, governmental departments, and non-governmental organisations. Our Anthropology research degree allows you to specialise in Environmental Anthropology. Doctoral degrees usually require three to four years of preparation, fieldwork and writing. Research students often forge independent linkages with overseas institutions, while many work with the numerous research fellows and staff in several research centres in the department, particularly the new Centre for Biocultural Diversity, and with our various partners, such as the Institute for Ecology in Bandung, Indonesia, the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, the Global Diversity Foundation. Course Structure The programme is taken over one year full-time, two years part-time. In each academic year there are three terms. Teaching for coursework takes place in the first and second terms. During the third term and the summer period students prepare their dissertation on a topic that reflects their own individual interests and experience. (Please note: All module offerings are subject to change and availability is not guaranteed) Features of the programme We follow an experiential and interactive learning method. We continue to experiment with ways of lecturing, running seminars and workshops, writing exams, designing assignments, supervising students, and evaluating essays and theses, to ensure that students learn by doing and so internalise substantive knowledge as well as the methods used by environmental anthropologists. A typical student will take assessed modules in Environmental Anthropology, Ethnobiological Knowledge Systems, Contemporary Ethnography, Social Anthropology and Research Methods. These modules involve a combination of lectures, seminar discussions and practical laboratories. Additionally students may opt to audit modules taught in DICE (the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology) on conservation biology, nature and tourism and the international wildlife trade. There are also informal workshop series in Practical Methods in Conservation Social Science (jointly held with DICE), cultural domain analysis, research design, and computer applications. There are also field trips to various gardens, zoos and museums in the Kent area, such as the Powell-Cotton Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Eden Project, the Brogdale National Fruit collection and the Aviary at Leeds Castle. Often taking time throughout the whole course to prepare for and carry out, the dissertation project is the culmination of the programme. Students often apply for funding from outside bodies and receive support from the department for overseas studies. They prepare proposals, practice methods, arrange for permits and letters of consent, and often take language classes to prepare for roughly 8 weeks of research between April and July 1st. They then write a 15,000 word dissertation that goes beyond a simple research report to argue a theoretical point and discuss research findings in much wider contexts. Increasingly, students are going on to publish edited versions of these projects, and are making substantive contributions to the research, development or conservation projects they work with. [-]

Master in Anthropology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Excelling in both research and teaching, Anthropology at Aberdeen has excelled in its distinctive focus on the Anthropology of the North (from Scotland to Finland, Canada and Siberia), complemented by specialists on Papua New Guinea, South America, Central Asia, Tibet and the Himalayas. [+]

Master in Anthropology

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

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Excelling in both research and teaching, Anthropology at Aberdeen has excelled in its distinctive focus on the Anthropology of the North (from Scotland to Finland, Canada and Siberia), complemented by specialists on Papua New Guinea, South America, Central Asia, Tibet and the Himalayas.

The outstanding quality of its research has been recognised from the very start: the Department received 5* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, and in 2008, 30% of its research output was classed as world-leading, with an additional 25% deemed to be internationally excellent. The Department participates in the Research and Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History.... [-]


Master in Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology, ethnology and cultural history, and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical problems entailed in the conduct of research in these fields. [+]

Master in Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History

Programme Length: MRes 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Aims

The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology, ethnology and cultural history, and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical problems entailed in the conduct of research in these fields. It aims to guide students in how to access, and use, key sources of research material (archival, visual, musical and museological), and to provide training in ethnographic fieldwork and related research methods (interviewing, audio-recording, filming and surveying).... [-]


Master in Ethnology & Folklore

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes. [+]

Master in Ethnology & Folklore

Programme Length: MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Aims

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes.

Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how the concepts of ethnology and folklore can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society. Graduates from a variety of backgrounds will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts, skills and methodologies of ethnology and folklore, whether in preparation for doctoral research, or as an end in itself.... [-]


Master in Anthropology of Religion

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The last two decades have seen the collapse of the 'secular consensus' – that modernity would naturally bring the end of religion as a public and political force. Culture and religion have instead become key referents in domestic politics, local conflict and international wars. [+]

Master in Anthropology of Religion

Programme Length: MSc 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Aims

The last two decades have seen the collapse of the 'secular consensus' – that modernity would naturally bring the end of religion as a public and political force. Culture and religion have instead become key referents in domestic politics, local conflict and international wars. This programme re-examines the relationship between religion, state and governance in light of recent transformations on the world stage. Classes will examine the rise of communal religious identities and shifts in modes of religious authority, in particular relationship to issues of political enfranchisement and the complex issue of religious violence.... [-]