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Master of Philosophy in Medical Anthropology

  • 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 Medical Anthropology for six terms.
  • 3. The examinations shall consist of the following:

Qualifying Examination 

Each candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in papers 1-4 as described in the regulations for the MSc in Medical Anthropology.  

To pass the qualifying examination and proceed to the second year of the MPhil, candidates must achieve an average mark of 60 or above across the four examination papers. 

Final Examination 

    • (i) Candidates will complete a course in Methods of Fieldwork and Social Research consisting of two research modules chosen from a list published by the end of week 1 of Michaelmas term, and a research proposal of no more than 2,500 words. Candidates will submit a portfolio of the two courses of practical work completed and the research proposal by noon on Thursday of week 5 of Trinity Term.
    • (ii) Candidates will submit a thesis of not more than 30,000 words, and an abstract of up to 250 words, on a subject approved by the supervisor, by noon on Thursday of week 5 of Trinity term;
    • (iii) Candidates may be requested to attend on oral examination if required by the examiners. 
  • 4. 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.  
  • 5. The examiners shall require a successful candidate to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Social Sciences Library.