SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

Students complete a program of research training that includes the ethnographic research methods, statistical analysis and the research training seminar as well as a language option. Students are assigned a supervisor at the start of the year, who will help the student choose other relevant course options.

Course Modules

Term 1: generic training; language training and/or; special course option; anthropological training; ethnographic research methods; research training seminar; work with supervisor. Term 2: generic training; language training and/or; special course option; anthropological training; introduction to quantitative methods in social research; research training seminar; work with supervisor. Term 3; research training seminar: presentations to subject group; work with supervisor; submission of dissertation/research proposal.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in social anthropology. This Master's is designed for students wishing to pursue a PhD in social anthropology; exceptionally this course may be taken as a conversion MA; students who would like to take this path must demonstrate the regional and language expertise necessary for continuing onto a PhD.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,215  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,985  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)