London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MPhil/PhD Anthropology


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our postgraduate research programme, which is central to the life of the Department, is built around long term participant observation fieldwork. In recent years, doctoral students have conducted fieldwork – related to a broad range of contemporary themes in social anthropology – in many different countries especially in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Pacific. We invite applications for research, particularly on topics which are linked to the interests and expertise of our members of staff. In order to be considered for direct admission to the MPhil/PhD programme, you must have gained at least an upper second class honours degree in social anthropology from a British university, or have completed an MA or MSc in social anthropology at a British university to a high standard. If you do not have these qualifications, you will be asked to register for one of our MSc programmes first. While studying for the MSc, you may apply for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme in the following year, although satisfactory completion of the MSc ('Merit' standard in the examination) is required before an offer of admission to the MPhil/PhD can be confirmed. However, if you will be supported by a scholarship which can be held only for a research degree and not for the MSc degree, you should write directly to the Department's graduate selectors to discuss this in relation to your individual circumstances. (Please note that special regulations apply to admission to the MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society.)

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 603.
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