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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


Social Anthropology

Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh is well known for its distinctive undergraduate programme, which is based on the Scottish four-year Honours MA. Within this structure the honours specialisation is spread over the final two years, which allows up to four months of the third (Junior Honours) year to be spent on your own project, involving a combination of library and field research. Students develop their projects in consultation with their supervisors, and work in a great diversity of locations. The results of this research are written up during the fourth (Senior Honours) year into a 15,000-word Dissertation.