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Master of Science by Coursework in Medical Anthropology

  • 1. The course shall be under the supervision of the Teaching Committee of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. 
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  • 2. Candidates will be required to follow a course of instruction in Medical Anthropology for three terms.
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  • 3. Candidates will complete the following three core courses:
    • (a) Critical Medical Anthropology (Paper 1) assessed by two essays each of no more than 2,500 words, to be submitted by noon on Monday of week 4 of Trinity term.
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    • (b) Biocultural Approaches to Medicine (Paper 2) assessed by two essays each of no more than 2,500 words, to be submitted by noon on Thursday of week 0 of Hilary term.
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    • (c) Anthropologies of the Body (Paper 3) assessed by two essays each of no more than 2,500 words, to be submitted by noon on Thursday of week 6 of Trinity term.
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  • 4. Candidates will take one option paper (Paper 4) 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 paper will be assessed by one or more submissions, full details of which are set out in the Course Handbook.
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  • 5. Candidates will complete a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words, and an abstract of up to 250 words. The dissertation must be submitted by noon on the last Wednesday in August.
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  • 6. 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. 
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  • 7. Candidates may be requested to attend on oral examination on any of the examination papers and/or dissertation.