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Social Anthropology and Social Policy MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LL64

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    (Anthropology)
  • Entry Standards

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    181

  • Graduate Prospects

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    60

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.94

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Social Anthropology

Social anthropology is the study of human conduct and thought. Societies around the world vary enormously socially, culturally and politically. The study of these variations, and the common humanity that underlies them, is at the heart of social anthropology. There are close links between social anthropology and sociology, human geography, development studies, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

Social policy

Social policy is the study of societies and the way they change through policy making. It looks at the ways in which public policies, social institutions and market forces affect how contemporary societies operate and are affected by debates about social justice. Social policy is relevant to many areas of everyday life, including housing, employment, income, health and education. This programme will appeal to students who are interested in current political and social issues that appear in the news as well as longer-term changes in how societies work – whether at local, national, European or global levels.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials and will receive supervision with your research project. The course is assessed through exams, coursework, and project work. Previous graduates have chosen careers in social development, healthcare, journalism and film. Others have gained employment as museum curators, or with international organisations such as Oxfam. A growing number choose to continue with postgraduate study in anthropology, leading to careers as anthropological researchers with universities, public bodies such as the NHS, or private sector companies.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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Central area campus

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM