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MSc in Anthropology and Development Management

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Programme Code: TMANDVMG

Department: Anthropology

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take two compulsory courses, a dissertation and optional courses to the value of one unit. Written papers will be taken in the summer term and the dissertation must be submitted in September. Attendance at seminars and at non-assessed tutorials is compulsory.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Year 1

Paper 1

AN436 The Anthropology of Development (0.5)


and either


AN456 Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (0.5) or


AN457 Anthropology of Economy (2): Transformation and Globalisation (0.5)

Paper 2

DV431 Development Management (1.0)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


AN402 The Anthropology of Religion (1.0)


AN404 Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography (1.0)


AN405 The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender (1.0)


AN419 The Anthropology of Christianity (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN420 The Anthropology of Southeast Asia (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN424 The Anthropology of Melanesia (0.5)


AN437 Anthropology of Learning and Cognition (1.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


AN439 Anthropology and Human Rights (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


AN444 Investigating the Philippines - New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts (0.5) #


AN447 China in Comparative Perspective (1.0)


AN451 Anthropology of Politics (0.5)


AN458 Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN459 Anthropology and Media (0.5)  (withdrawn 2019/20)


AN461 Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN463 Borders and Boundaries: Ethnographic Approaches (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN467 The Anthropology of South Asia (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN469 The Anthropology of Amazonia (0.5)


AN473 Anthropological Approaches to Value (0.5)


AN474 Subjectivity and Anthropology (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


AN475 The Anthropology of Revolution (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN476 Anthropology and the Anthropocene (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN477 Topics in the Anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


AN478 Anthropology and Global History (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


AN479 Anthropology of Law (0.5)


DV407 Poverty (0.5)


DV413 Environmental Problems and Development Interventions (0.5) #


DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)


DV418 African Development (0.5)


DV420 Complex Emergencies (0.5)


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV429 Global Civil Society (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


DV442 Key Issues in Development Studies (0.5)


DV480 Revolution and Development (0.5) #


DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)


DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #


DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5) #


GY467 Global Migration and Development (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


Any other courses offered by Anthropology or International Development, as approved.

Paper 1 options list

Paper 4

AN499 Dissertation (1.0)

Paper 1 options list

AN436 The Anthropology of Development (0.5)

AN456 Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (0.5)

AN457 Anthropology of Economy (2): Transformation and Globalisation (0.5)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.