Master of Biological Anthropology MAnth
This four-year integrated masters programme follows the same structure as the 3-year BSc Anthropology programme but with an additional fourth year of study leading to a Master of Biological Anthropology (MAnth) degree.
In the fourth year students conduct an extended research project based on fieldwork or lab-based research under the supervision of experienced members of staff expert in the student’s chosen area of specialisation. This research is carried out alongside a series of workshops designed to enhance employability after graduation.
For Years 1-3 see BSc Anthropology description
MAnth Anthropology Research Project
The aim of this 100-credit module is to give MAnth students an opportunity to carry out a significant piece of fieldwork on a subject within their chosen sub-discipline of either social, medical or biological anthropology and to analyse and present that research effectively with a clear focus on impact and employability after graduation. The module is assessed by one 20,000 word research dissertation. Your project might be oriented towards future employment or post-graduate research. You will be supervised by a member of staff with research expertise in your chosen topic and with whom you will be expected to discuss your progress at regular intervals.
Anthropology and Professional Practice
This module provides students with an opportunity to reflect on strategies for applying anthropological knowledge in future research and work environments. The module consists of two intensive three day workshops in which you will be able to complement research activities being undertaken in the MAnth with structured sessions on employability and practical skills. You will also have the opportunity to discuss with staff issues relating to the application of anthropological skills and knowledge to a variety of working environments, to the process of applying for grants and to the field of consultancy.