Durham University

Durham University

MA in Research Methods (Anthropology)

Address:

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Palace Green

Durham, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degree Offered:

One year full time

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This M.A. in Research Methods (Anthropology) programme has been approved by the ESRC as appropriate research training leading to PhD study in anthropology. The aim is to provide rigorous training in anthropological research methods -- both quantitivative and qualitative. Students have an opportunity to work on an extended analysis of one or more research methods in writing their dissertation. A key component of this course is the time given over to reading and discussion. Teaching is carried out in small groups that meet either weekly or fortnightly. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas in discussion with academic staff and peers. The programme has three pathways: Socio-cultural/Medical/Development. The Socio-cultural Anthropology pathway comprises two modules: Advanced Theory in Social Anthropology whichdirectly addresses the relationship between theory, data and analysis in ethnographic research. Anthropology of Religion and Conflict is a topical issues module. A Research Dissertation (60 credits) allows students to implement their practical and theoretical skills in anthropological research methods. The Medical Anthropology pathway is based on modules from the MSc in Medical Anthropology: Theory, Methods & Principles in Medical Anthropology is a weekly seminar course providing students with historical background and current literature in medical anthropology; and using methodological issues in participatory applied anthropology. Advanced Theory in Medical Anthropology aims to train students to develop the analytical skills to recognise and critique different theories, and apply them within their own research. A Research Dissertation (60 credits) allows students to implement their practical and theoretical skills in anthropological research methods. The Development Anthropology pathway is based upon modules from the MSc in Development Anthropology: Theory, Methods and Principles in Development Anthropology is an intensive seminar based course on understanding historical background and current literature in development anthropology; and using methodological issues in participatory applied anthropology;. Society, Energy & Environment engages students with methods employed in the analysis of social change. A Research Dissertation (60 credits) allows students to implement their practical and theoretical skills in anthropological research methods

Accreditation:

Approved graduate programme at Durham University.

International Student Requirements:

For non English speakers - IELTS 6.5 (no element below 6)