Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course aims to give candidates a solid grounding in key topics in psychological and psychiatric anthropology. Through detailed consideration of cases from Britain and around the world, the course explores the ways in which person, emotion, and subjectivity are shaped through cultural practices.

Course Modules

Modules include: political and economic issues in anthropology; contemporary anthropological theory; dissertation; ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; themes in psychiatric anthropology; themes in psychological anthropology. Optional modules include: anthropology of the body; anthropology of the person; kinship, sex and gender; the anthropology of childhood; the anthropology of youth; the anthropology of global health; applied medical anthropology in the arena of global health; anthropology of education; anthropology of learning; ethnicity, identity and culture; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings.

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 sub'scores); BrunELT: 65 per cent (min 60 per cent 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