University of Manchester: Anthropological Research

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Social Sciences
Web https://www.manchester.ac.uk
Email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone + 44 (0)161 275 1296
Study type Taught

Summary

The MA Anthropological Research course is designed to prepare you to carry out doctoral level research in social anthropology. It provides training in a wide range of research methods and teaches you how to develop a substantive research project in a theoretically and methodologically informed way.

Although, primarily intended as preliminary to doctoral research, the course is also available as a stand-alone taught master's degree to improve your social research skills and gain an in-depth understanding of ethnographic methods and approaches.

You will work closely with an expert supervisor in social anthropology, with further guidance from a second supervisor. All students attend the following core course units: - Issues in Ethnographic Research I and II;

  • Postgraduate Research Seminar;

  • Independent Theoretical and Ethnographic Analysis I; and

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods.

In consultation with your supervisor, you will also select three short, 5 credit units in qualitative or quantitative research methods. Computer training is also available.

You may then select two specialist course units, of which one must be within social anthropology (options vary from year to year) and one may be elsewhere in the University.

MA

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