University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History


University of Aberdeen, Kings College

St Mary's Building

Aberdeen, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MRes Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology, ethnology and cultural history, and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical problems entailed in the conduct of research in these fields. It aims to guide students in how to access, and use, key sources of research material (archival, visual, musical and museological), and to provide training in ethnographic fieldwork and related research methods (interviewing, audio-recording, filming and surveying). Students completing the programme should be adequately prepared either to undertake further research towards the PhD in any one of the constituent disciplines or in an area that overlaps two or more of them, or to enter employment as researchers in fields outside the academy, such as in libraries and museums, branches of the media, or organisations concerned with aspects of human welfare and development, where the knowledge and skills cultivated by the programme are in demand.



International Student Requirements:

Students are required to have a very good first degree in Social Anthropology, Cultural History, Ethnology or a closely related discipline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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