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MSc by Research in Medical Anthropology

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The application deadline for this programme is 13th July 2018

MSc by Research in Medical Anthropology Programme Handbook 2016/17

This MSc by Research develops students' research expertise in medical anthropology. Students receive hands-on training in social research skills and complete an individually supervised project on a topic of their choice. Students usually progress to a PhD in Social Anthropology after completing the MSc by Research, but the degree can also be taken as a one-year degree in its own right. 

The programme was awarded ESRC recognition in 2007 and is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy:

Aims and Outcomes

The MSc by Research in Medical Anthropology trains you in advanced research skills. The Programme enables you to:


The MSc Res consists of the following training courses offered by the Graduate School of Social and Political Science:

Three further courses build key expertise in medical and social anthropology: 

In addition to the courses, students work through the year with their supervisor towards an up-to-date review of the literature in their area of research. Supervisors also advise students in the best preparation towards their research project. 


The dissertation constitutes the key part of the MSc by Research. The dissertation takes the form of an extended research proposal with the following components:

Some example dissertation titles: