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.
Postgraduates are fully integrated into academic life in Aberdeen. All graduate students are provided with personal computers, office space and access to an excellent central computing service. Postgraduate students also have access to the University's well stocked library, as well as rare manuscript and printed materials in Special Collections. Aberdeen University's Marischal Museum holds nationally and internationally significant ethnographic collections. The Elphinstone Institute holds rare collections of books and audio recordings from North East Scotland.
Training workshops are held at regular intervals throughout each academic year for postgraduate students and staff. Week-long pre- and post-fieldwork events are organised jointly with other Anthropology departments in Scotland under the ESRC Scottish Training in Anthropological Research programme (STAR). Further joint postgraduate events are held with the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.
Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution. Applicants are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors before making an application. Please see PhD Supervision which details our research interests and our leaflet: Guidelines for writing a Research Proposal.
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Postgraduate supervision leading to the MRes, MPhil or PhD can be offered in most areas of social anthropology, but we have particular expertise in the areas listed below.
A postgraduate degree in Social Anthropology can be a stepping stone to a number of careers. Some postgraduates aim for an academic career, working in research or teaching posts. Others are interested in working - or already work - in the media, public or voluntary sectors, where training in anthropological research can offer significant advantages. Some are independent learners, whose sole motivation is to enhance their anthropological knowledge and understanding, or their capacity to undertake independent research of their own.
Tuition fee rates for the academic year can be found at :- http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/tuitionfees/
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