Research Proposal

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Members of staff of the Anthropology Department


This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Anthropology and MSc in Social Anthropology (Research). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

All students must prepare a formal Research Proposal of 8,000-10,000 words (excluding references) for submission to the Department on or before the deadline in June/August. The proposal is written under the guidance of their supervisors (as set out in AN442), and will normally draw on material studied as part of AN471 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Anthropologists and AN472 Evidence and Arguments in Anthropology and Other Social Sciences.  It will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the regional ethnography, and theoretical and methodological literatures, relevant to the proposed research.


Research proposal (100%).

Key facts

Department: Anthropology

Total students 2014/15: 11

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: One Unit

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