Anthropology of Health MRes

Course Introduction

Summary

In this programme you will have a comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of health. Initial modules will allow you to study the diverse ideas and practice in healthcare, and how these impact on individual and community formation. For example, how do new reproductive technologies impact on notions of kinship within a family and community? How do different medical systems within a community relate to each other? How do organ transplants influence concepts of personhood and the self?

You will also study, through a selection of case studies, the idea of health, wellbeing and illness as states within a continuous process, using the idea of a life-cycle as a model. This module will investigate the ways in which people strive to lead healthy and fulfilling lives and respond to episodes of ill-health and unease. It places medical issues in a context of people?s quest for continuity and their struggles to cope with uncertainty.

Other modules on the course will cover topics such as sociocultural/biological/evolutionary concepts of health; mental and environmental health; food/nutrition; leisure and wellbeing; arts health; and disability. You will also explore lifecycles to understand health issues such as: birth to death, reproduction, ageing and the body, in/fertility, new reproductive technologies, life history narrative, childhood, puberty, rites of passage.

Career options

The programme will prepare you for PhD study in Anthropology (health and related areas), senior healthcare policy and advisory work, advanced healthcare delivery in diverse and multicultural settings, and overseas development work.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,265 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,265 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £14,978 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Candidates should normally hold a good second-class honours degree. Applicants without the above first degree qualification may be required to submit portfolio evidence of health related practice and work experience or evidence of ability to study at this level. Suitable applicants may be interviewed. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: Candidates should normally hold a good second-class honours degree. Applicants without the above first degree qualification may be required to submit portfolio evidence of health related practice and work experience or evidence of ability to study at this level. Suitable applicants may be interviewed. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. English Language Qualifications approved as Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes: IELTS Academic 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band. Pearson Test of English: 67 overall with no less than 61 in any band.
  • IELTS score: 7