MRes 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time
NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE ON PROGRAMME: 20
This programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology. Drawing on the strengths of staff in the Department, it provides a training in the conceptual and practical issues entailed in the conduct of research. Students receive guidance in how to access and use sources of research material (ethnographic, archival, visual and museological) and are trained in the fieldwork and research methods of social anthropology. Students also work with their peers at the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews through through the Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) consortium.
Students completing the programme should be ready either to undertake further research towards a PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline, or to enter employment as researchers outside the university, for example in government, civil society organisations, museums, libraries, the media, or business.
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The programme comprises the following three elements:
a) Modules that introduce key themes of social anthropology as practiced in the Department.
b). Modules that provide training in developing your own project in social anthropology.
c) A Dissertation of around 12,000 words on an agreed topic.
Students may also take option courses from a wide variety of choices to supplement their core programme.
Assessment will be based on extended essays for each individual course module, and the dissertation.
Students are required to have a very good first degree in Social Anthropology or a closely related discipline.
Two academic references are required.
The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements
Prospective students should visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. More Information can be found here.
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