Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course, unique in its thorough'going anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young will cover organising principles. Such as: understanding children requires the study of how their relations with others, peers, older and younger children, parents, teachers and other adults, inform their practices, identities and world views.

Course Modules

Modules include: compulsory reading module (political and economic issues in anthropology); compulsory reading module (contemporary anthropological theory); ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; dissertation; the anthropology of childhood; the anthropology of youth; anthropology of education; anthropology of learning. Optional modules: anthropology of the body; anthropology of the person; kinship, sex and gender; ethnicity, identity and culture; global agendas on young people, rights and participation; foundation disciplines of education; literature policy and analysis; international development, children and youth.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Applicants with other degrees that have relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be interviewed either in person or by telephone.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees