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Why Choose Brunel Anthropology?

Brunel University London is a pioneer and leader in postgraduate teaching and research. Over twenty years ago we established Europe’s first master's in medical anthropology, led by two founders of the field, Ronnie Frankenberg and Cecil Helman (author of the anthropology textbook most widely used by health professionals worldwide). Since then, we have launched the world’s first master's in the anthropology of childhood and the only master's in psychological and psychiatric anthropology outside the USA and a unique master's in the anthropology of international development and humanitarian assistance. Graduates have even gone on to set up similar programmes in Europe and Africa.

Our anthropology community is diverse and international. Many of our postgraduate students are taking time out for career development; others go on to do PhD research. People working in the health, social or psychological professions, or in development, charity or educational sectors derive enormous intellectual stimulus and a competitive professional advantage from these degrees. As a Brunel postgraduate, you will belong to one of the largest concentrations of researchers in medical anthropology in Europe.

We have developed a unique blend of ‘anthropology at home’ and ‘anthropology abroad’ and offer regional expertise spanning Africa, South/Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Melanesia, South America and Europe – view our staff profiles for individual areas of expertise.

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