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Anthropology master's programmes

What does a master’s entail?

All our degrees (whether full- or part-time) combine intensive coursework, training in research methods, and up to two months’ fieldwork leading to a dissertation. In all cases, the dissertation research project provides valuable experience and in many cases, it leads to job contacts; it often forms a bridge to a future career or time out for career development. Some of our students are able to work alongside their studies as most courses require attendance for just two days per week (full-time, one year) or one day per week (part-time, two years).

Here are some recent dissertation projects that illustrate the diversity of research topics: 

  • Psychological suffering on the borders of Myanmar/Thailand
  • Malaria prevention in Laos
  • NGOs and youth activism in Trinidad
  • Neo-shamanism in Germany
  • Outcast London: attitudes and perspectives among hard-to-reach TB patients
  • Volunteer tourism and its impact on children in Nepal
  • Rap music and politics in Equatorial Guinea
  • Ayahuasca use among Westerners in the Amazon
  • Religious education in London’s secondary schools
  • Mental health in Ghana
  • The Tibetan diaspora in India
  • Life on a forensic psychiatric ward in Britain
  • Gender and sexuality in a hammam in Cairo
  • Youth and unemployment in Bari, Italy
  • Cultural factors and the experience of dementia in the UK
  • Management of diabetes in Cambodia
  • Trachoma and medical pluralism in Ethiopia
  • The prevention of neglected tropical diseases in East Africa
For full details of our master’s courses please visit our postgraduate page