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MPhil/PhD Anthropology entry requirements

In order to be considered for direct admission to the MPhil/PhD in Anthropology programme, applicants must have completed an MA or MSc in social anthropology at a British university with a mark of Merit or Distinction. If you have gained at least an upper second class honours degree in social anthropology from a British university, you should contact the Anthropology Department directly, as we may be able to apply for a special exemption to the standard entry requirements.

Applicants who do not have these qualifications will need to apply first to one of the following programmes: MSc Social Anthropology, MSc Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition), MSc Anthropology and Development, MSc Anthropology and Development Management, MSc China in Comparative Perspective,
MSc Law, Anthropology and Society or MSc Religion in the Contemporary World.

Admission to the MPhil/PhD will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the MSc (with a mark of Merit or Distinction).

The following additional eligibility conditions apply to students who take one of the interdisciplinary MSc programmes (these additional conditions do not apply to students who take these programmes having already met our standard entry requirements).

MSc Anthropology and Development and
MSc Anthropology and Development Management
To qualify to apply for the MPhil/PhD, students must take one full unit from the list below in addition to AN404 Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography|. A further requirement is that their proposed research is in the field of the anthropology of development.

AN402| The Anthropology of Religion
AN405| The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
AN437| Anthropology of Learning and Cognition
AN451| Anthropology of Politics (H)
AN456| Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (H)
AN457| Anthropology of Economy (2): Development, Transformation and Globalisation (H)

Students who already have a substantial background in Anthropology and wish to take a different selection of optional courses should discuss their choice of options with the Anthropology Doctoral Programme Director.

MSc China in Comparative Perspective
To qualify to apply for the MPhil/PhD, in addition to the China core course (AN447 China in Comparative Perspective|) students must take AN404 Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography| and one full unit from the list below. A further requirement is that their proposed research is in the field of the anthropology of China.

AN402| The Anthropology of Religion
AN405| The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
AN437| Anthropology of Learning and Cognition
AN451| Anthropology of Politics (H)
AN456| Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (H)
AN457| Anthropology of Economy (2): Development, Transformation and Globalisation (H)

Students who already have a substantial background in Anthropology and wish to take a different selection of optional courses should discuss their choice of options with the Anthropology Doctoral Programme Director.

MSc Religion in the Contemporary World
All MSc Religion in the Contemporary World students take the core course AN466 Understanding Religion in the Contemporary World|. Students who also take at least one additional unit in anthropology from the following list are qualified to apply for the MPhil/PhD, if their proposed research is in the anthropology of religion field. In the first year of MPhil/PhD registration, they will be required to take AN404 Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography|.

AN405| Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
AN451| Anthropology of Politics (H)
AN456| Anthropology of Economics 1) Production and Exchange (H)
AN457| Anthropology of Economics 2) Development, Transformation and Globalisation (H)
AN470| Anthropology of Religion: Current theories and themes (H)

Students who already have a substantial background in Anthropology and wish to take a different selection of optional courses should discuss their choice of options with the Anthropology Doctoral Programme Director.

MSc Law, Anthropology and Society
To qualify to apply for the MPhil/PhD, in addition to the LAS core course (LL4E8 Law in society|) students must take two full units in anthropology, including AN404 Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography| and one full unit from courses on the following list:
AN402| The Anthropology of Religion
AN405| The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender
AN437| Anthropology of Learning and Cognition
AN451| Anthropology of Politics
AN456| Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (H)
AN457| Anthropology of Economy (2): Development, Transformation and Globalisation
A further requirement is that their proposed research is in the field of the anthropology of law.

Students who already have a substantial background in Anthropology and wish to take a different selection of optional courses should discuss their choice of options with the Anthropology Doctoral Programme Director.

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