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MA in Social Anthropology

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  • Objectives
    To provide the student with a general knowledge of the principles and methods of Social Anthropology.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Applicants for the MA are normally required to have a 2:1 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from a recognised institution. For overseas students, a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher (or equivalent) from an accredited institution is normally expected. Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Social Anthropology should normally hold the minimum entry of a 2:2 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from a recognized institution. Additional Information for International Students Normally an IELTS score of 6.5. This degree is also offered under a collaborative agreement with the Central University of Nationalities, Beijing.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Social Anthropology
  • Course description
    Course Content

    MA
    The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation. Three of the taught modules are compulsory; the remaining taught module is in a specialist area selected by the student from the list below. The dissertation should be on a theme that falls within the selected specialist area.

    -Frontiers of Anthropology
    -Environment and Culture
    -Anthropology of Ireland
    -Mind and Culture
    -Anthropology of Music

    The modules are listed below. All students must take the compulsory modules. The remaining module will be chosen from those labelled ‘optional’. The dissertation is double-weighted.

    Compulsory:
    -Anthropological methods in context and practice
    -Anthropological perspectives
    -Ethnographic writing in Social Anthropology
    -Dissertation

    Optional:
    -Frontiers of Anthropology
    -Environment and Culture
    -Mind and Culture
    -Anthropology of Ireland
    -Anthropology of Music
    -Graduate Diploma
    -Candidates will take the following modules:
    -Introducing Social Anthropology: Theory, Method and Practice
    -Constructing Livelihoods
    -Politics, Law and Power
    -Religion and Ritual
    -Key debates in Anthropology
    -Project

    An optional module selected from those available on the Social Anthropology Honours programme.

    Assessment
    MA:
    Assessed essays and dissertation. Candidates must satisfy the examiners in all assessment requirements of the modules. The pass mark for each module will be 50 per cent. Candidates who pass all modules and who achieve an overall mark of 70 per cent or over will be eligible to receive a pass with distinction.

    Graduate Diploma: 
    Candidates must satisfy the examiners in all assessment requirements of the modules. The pass mark for each module will be 40 per cent. Candidates who pass all modules and who achieve an overall mark of 60 per cent or over will be eligible to receive a pass with commendation.

    Special Features
    The School supplies additional training through postgraduate and School seminars. Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students are carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Our postgraduates have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (both academic and non-academic), teaching, music therapy, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who have pursued academic careers, not all have done so within Social Anthropology; several have taken posts in related disciplines.

    Others have found positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations overseas.

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