MA Anthropological Research Methods

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Anthropological Research Methods

SOAS University of London

MA Anthropological Research Methods

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2/3 years part-time. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Social Anthropology. This Master is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in Social Anthropology. Exceptionally this course may be taken as a conversion MA. Students who would like to take this path must demonstrate the regional and language expertise necessary for continuing onto a PhD.

Start of programme: September.

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time.

The MA in Anthropological Research Methods (MaRes) may be taken either as a free-standing MA or as the first part of a PhD [e.g. as a 1 + 3 research training program]. In either case, the student completes a program of research training that includes the Ethnographic Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and the Research Training Seminar as well as a language option. All MaRes students are assigned a supervisor at the start of the year, who will help the student choose other relevant course options. Candidates must also submit a number of research related assignments which, taken together with the dissertation, are equivalent to approximately 30,000 words of assessed work.

All students write an MA dissertation, but for students progressing on to a PhD, the MA dissertation will take the form of a research report that will constitute the first part of the upgrade document for the PhD programme.

Structure

The programme consists of 180 credits: 120 credits of modules and a dissertation of 15,000 words at 60 credits.

All students are expected to take the core and compulsory modules listed below and must participate in the Research Training Seminar.

All students are required to take 30 credits from the Anthropology and Sociology list.

The remaining credits can be selected the Department of Anthropology and Sociology list or relevant options from other departments or a language module.

COMPULSORY MODULES

All students are required to take the compulsory dissertation module worth 60 credits. All students are expected to attend the MPhil Training Seminar. This will not count towards your 180 credits.

  • Dissertation in Anthropological Research Methods 15PANC998 (60 credits) Full Year

CORE MODULE

All students must take the core module worth 30 credits.

  • Research Methods in Anthropology 15PANC011 (30 credits) Full Year

OPTIONAL MODULES

Students are required to take 30 credits from the Anthropology and Sociology list. The remaining 60 credits can be selected from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology or relevant options from other departments or a language module.

Anthropology and Sociology

  • African and Asian Cultures in Britain 15PANH009 (15 credits) Term 2
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World 15PANH010 (15 credits) Term 1
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Contemporary World 15PANC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Anthropological approaches to agriculture, food and nutrition 15PANH053 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Development 15PANC090 (30 credits) Full Year
  • The Anthropology of Food 15PANC013 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Anthropology of Globalisation (PG) 15PANH061 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Human Rights (PG) 15PANH058 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Anthropology of Law 15PANH056 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Anthropology of Travel and Tourism 15PANC098 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Comparative Studies of Society and Culture 15PANC073 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Comparative Media Studies 15PANC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Comparative Media Theory 15PANH028 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of South Asia 15PANH064 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of South East Asia 15PANH066 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Cultural Understandings of Health 15PANC093 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Issues in Anthropology and Film 15PANH022 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Issues in Mind, Culture and Psychiatry 15PANH032 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Issues in the Anthropology of Gender 15PANH024 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Media Production Skills 15PANH050 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Perspectives On Development 15PANH033 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Religions on the move: New Currents and Emerging Trends in Global Religion 15PANH055 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Therapy and Culture 15PANH027 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Tourism and Travel: A Global Perspective 15PANH059 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 27, 2017
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