This MSc will help you to develop a good understanding of classical social theory and modern anthropological theory, with reference to a range of theoretical issues, including those of development and social change, and in relation to appropriate ethnography. You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of development policy and practice and their theoretical underpinnings, and of the ways in which these are illuminated by anthropology. Though the programme is not a course in 'applied anthropology', it will be of use if you are planning a career in development work. It also provides a good foundation for anthropological research on problems connected with development.
You take two compulsory core courses (one in anthropology and one in development), an optional course to the value of one unit, and complete an essay (dissertation) to be submitted by early September.