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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to do a taught master’s course you should have normally received an appropriate upper second or first class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline for your particular degree, or its equivalent for overseas candidates. If you are unsure whether your first degree is appropriate, please contact anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk. References will also play an important part in the admissions process.

For students whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. You can find accepted forms of evidence of English language proficiency here.

Application forms (the form is the same for all postgraduate degrees) are available from the Applying to Durham University page. You should apply online and make sure you complete all relevant sections, including a statement on why you want to study for the degree you are applying for and why you think your background is suitable for that degree.

If you already hold an offer, the Department may consider deferred entry to the following academic year, on an individual basis. Please submit your request for a deferral here

You can find all of the details regarding fees on each of the course outline pages.

There is no deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by the end of August at the latest, so that we have time to process your application and issue an offer (if applicable) in time for the October start. Please bear in mind College deadlines if you require University accommodation. If you require a visa to study in the UK, please allow sufficient time for relevant documentation to be processed.