Master of Science by Coursework in Social Anthropology

Differences from 2022/23 to 2023/24

  1. The course shall be under the supervision of the Teaching Committee of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
  2. Candidates will be required to follow a course of instruction in Social Anthropology for three terms.
  3. Candidates will complete the following two core courses:
    1. Theories, Approaches and Themes in Social Anthropology (Paper 1) assessed by an essay of no more than 5,000 words, to be submitted by noon on Thursday of week 1 of Hilary term; 
    2. Comparing Cultures (Paper 4) assessed by two essays of no more than 2,500 words each, to be submitted by noon on Monday of week 6 of Trinity term. 
  1. Candidates will take two option papers (Paper 2 and 3) from a list of those approved by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography to be published by the end of week 2 of Michaelmas term. The option papers will be assessed by one or more submissions, full details of which are set out in the Course Handbook.
  2. Candidates will complete a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words, and an abstract of up to 250 words. The dissertation and abstract must be submitted by noon on the last Wednesday in August.
  3. All assessments must be submitted using the University approved online submission system. Technical information on the requirements for online submissions is provided in the Course Handbook.  
  1. Candidates may be requested to attend an oral examination on any of the examination papers and/or dissertation.