London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The MRes programme is central to the life of the Department, and we support students with their field research and professional development. By joining this programme you will be actively involved in innovative research, which is rooted in our Department?s anthropological traditions of: long-term ethnographic fieldwork; a commitment to broad comparative inquiries into human sociality; and a critical engagement with social theory. The programme is built around long-term participant observation fieldwork in locations throughout the world. This programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of anthropology. You will begin on the MRes, and will need to meet certain requirements to progress to the PhD. Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019, 2019-SEP-30: Duration:Five years (1+4) full-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,366 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,366 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £18,624 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a merit in a taught master?s in social anthropology from a UK university. In exceptional circumstances the Department will consider students with a BA/BSc in Social Anthropology (at least a 2:1) from a UK university.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).