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UCL (University College London): Biosocial Medical Anthropology

Institution UCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Anthropology
Web https://www.ucl.ac.uk
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Summary

The MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology is for those wishing to gain proficiency and understanding of biosocial approaches in examining disease, health and medicine. It draws from cross-disciplinary expertise in medical anthropology, human ecology and biological anthropology. It aims to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to develop careers that make use of a biosocial approach.

The degree introduces students to key themes in biosocial medical anthropology, including evolutionary medicine, disease ecology, ‘multi-species’ ethnography, bio-cultural approaches, developmental plasticity, biosocial difference and embodied inequalities. It provides training in quantitative and qualitative methods (including statistical analysis). Practical class-based exercises enable critical engagement with biosocial approaches that address public and global health challenges, including epidemics and chronic disease.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

There are two pathways, A: 'Statistic Training Pathway' (for those without statistics training), or B: 'Open Pathway' (for those with demonstrable statistics training e.g. at A level or equivalent).

The programme consists of one compulsory module (45 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology.

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