Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The course will appeal to graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, geography, law and development studies. It will provide the necessary training to enable students to seek employment with NGOs (such as Oxfam and Save the Children Fund), international agencies (such as the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme) and the civil service (such as the UK Department for International Development). It will also provide a useful stepping stone for those seeking to undertake doctoral research in international development.

Course Modules

Modules include: dissertation in anthropology of international development and humanitarian assistance; ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; anthropology of international development; anthropological perspectives of humanitarian assistance; anthropological perspectives of war; compulsory reading module (political and economic issues in anthropology); compulsory reading module (contemporary anthropological theory). Plus optional modules.

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. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

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