Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The course aims to equip students with a broad, general understanding of anthropology and how it might be applied to medical and health'related problems. Through the close study of key texts in medical anthropology, the original fieldwork experiences of lecturers, and through designing and undertaking (with our guidance) students' own research projects, they will also develop a deeper understanding of how people's ideas about the world, as well as the structural constraints within which they find themselves, have an impact on their understanding and experience of often taken'for'granted ideas about health, sickness and disease.

Course Modules

Modules include: political and economic issues in anthropology; contemporary anthropological theory; dissertation in medical anthropology; ethnographic research methods 1 and 2; the anthropology of global health; applied medical anthropology in the arena of global health; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings. Optional modules include: the anthropology of the body; anthropology of the person; kinship, sex and gender; anthropological perspectives of humanitarian assistance; anthropological perspectives of war; ethnicity, culture and identity.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2.2 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. students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 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