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MSc Social Anthropology MSc Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition)

About the MSc programmes

The programme is an excellent and intensive introduction to the discipline of social anthropology.

This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline, including those who may have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree. 

The MSc Social Anthropology offers the following benefits:

  • Teaching is directly informed and enhanced by the very strong tradition of fieldwork-based research within the LSE Department of Anthropology.
  • We offer a full academic tutorial system, which means that students on this MSc benefit from direct and sustained contact with members of staff.

Programme details

In the MSc Social Anthropology programme students take a compulsory core course, a choice of options to the value of two full units, and complete an essay (dissertation) to be submitted by early September.

Scheduled teaching normally includes three hours of lectures and three hours of seminars per week (depending on options selected), supplemented by regular academic tutorials.

The MSc Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition) offers students the opportunity to specialise in the anthropological study of human learning and cognition.

  • Students engage in the study of cross-cultural cognitive development in a Department which combines a strong tradition of fieldwork based research with innovative experimental research.
  • Students benefit from our links to internationally based initiatives and research on culture and cognition.
  • We offer a full academic tutorial system, which means that students on this MSc benefit from direct and sustained contact with members of staff who are specialists in the anthropology of learning and cognition. 

Students studying on the MSc Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition) programme must complete two compulsory core courses and one optional course, as well as preparing a long essay (dissertation) to be submitted by early September.

Compulsory courses for MSc Social Anthropology

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two full units from a range of options.

Compulsory courses for MSc Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition)

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two full units from a range of options.

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations|.

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

Graduate destinations

The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in anthropology and related fields. The Learning and Cognition stream is also especially relevant for those with interests in the areas of learning, child development, schooling and cognition. 

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Application code: L6U5 - Social Anthropology; L6U6 - Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition) (check availability|)

Start date: 2 October 2014

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Intake/applications in 2012: 32/118

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in any discipline (see entry requirements|)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements|)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £11,568; overseas £17,880

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support|).

Application deadline: None - rolling admissions. Apply early, however, as places will fill up quickly


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