University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This course will give you the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project on a topic of your choice, including diet and nutrition, psychiatric and psychological anthropology, and ageing and the body. 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? 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,095 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,095 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £14,670 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: Students should normally hold a good second-class honours degree. Students 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: 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