Top 10 Anthropology Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Graduates with a Masters in Anthropology will find themselves working in many different areas after graduation including government bodies, NGOs or going on to further academic research in the form of a PhD.

It depends on the content of the Masters in Anthropology as to whether you are awarded an MSc or an MA and this is important to know when considering your future plans

Here are ten of the best Masters in Anthropology Courses in the UK and Europe*.

MPhil in Social Anthropology – University of Cambridge

Duration: 11 months full time. 
Cost: £15,810 for UK and EU students / £27,720 for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MPhil at the University of Cambridge is structured around 4 themes of Religion, Economics, Kinship or Gender, and Politics. Students can go onto an MRes or DPhil if they gain a mark of 73 or above. 

MSc in Social Anthropology – London School of Economics

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £13,536 for UK and EU students / £20,904 for international students. 
What You Will Study: There is a focus on fieldwork with this MSc at LSE and students examine the relationship between Theory and Ethnography in Anthropology. 

MSc in Social Anthropology – University of Oxford

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £17,062 for UK and EU students / £25,922 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Oxford concentrate on the scientific analysis of Social Anthropology so there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork. 

MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Cost: £12,380 for full-time and £6,190 per year for part-time UK and EU students / £21,160 for full-time and £10,740 per year for part-time international students.
What You Will Study: Modules at UCL include Critical Issues and Anthropological Methods, Theory, Ethnography and Practice, Reading Cultures, and Theory, Ethnography and Comparative Analysis. 

Master in Cultural and Social Anthropology – University of Amsterdam

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: €2,060 for EU students / €14,740 for international students. 
What You Will Study: The course at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is built around a 12-week block of fieldwork after which students write up their thesis and it is entirely conducted in English.

MSc in Anthropology – University of Copenhagen

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No fee for EU students / €10,000 per year for international students, 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is taught in English and gives students an understanding of methodical Anthropological research. Students can concentrate on Business and Organisational Anthropology or on Anthropology of Health.

MA in Social Anthropology – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £9,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at the University of Manchester include An Anthropology of Science, Magic and Expertise, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Britain and Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism.

MSc in Social Anthropology – University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £13,100 total cost for UK and EU students / £20,500 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh is aimed at students considering a PhD and to professionals wishing to add Social Anthropology to their skill set. Modules include Consumption, Exchange, Technology: The Anthropology of Economic Processes, The Anthropology of Food and The Invention of History. 

MA in Social Anthropology – SOAS University of London

Duration: 1 year full time or up to 3 years part time. 
Cost: £8,785 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,075 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at SOAS include Ethnographic Research Methods, Comparative Studies of Society and Culture and Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology. Students can also study one of the many languages available at the SOAS University of London.

MA in Social Anthropology – Goldsmiths University of London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £8,130 total cost for UK and EU students / £15,340 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MA at Goldsmiths is aimed at students who wish to move to independent research such as a PhD in Anthropology. Areas that have been studied include Religion and Symbolism, Visual Anthropology and The Anthropology of Rights.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES 

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