Advanced Professional Development in Anthropology

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Gisa Weszkalnys OLD 6.08, Prof David Graeber OLD 6.10, Dr Catherine Allerton OLD 6.13 and Dr Fenella Cannell


This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Anthropology. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

This seminar course has two main aims. First, it examines key theoretical concepts and approaches in Anthropology at an advanced level that may be relevant to post-fieldwork doctoral candidates. It may focus on widely ranging thematic areas, e.g. recent developments in cognitive anthropology and/or in material culture studies and/or in anthropological studies of ontology. The aim is to enhance the ability of students to engage with such debates at an advanced level. Second, the course aims to enhance the professional development of doctoral students by providing them with advanced training in writing and presentation skills, and more generally in relation to skills relevant to their career progression.


14 hours of seminars in the MT. 14 hours of seminars in the LT. 12 hours of seminars in the ST.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: Anthropology

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills