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Anthropology, Art and Perception (MRes)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception provides training for postgraduate research into the anthropology of human creativity, art, material culture and visual expression. It takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology.

Course information

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception is led by the Department of Social Anthropology within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.

Highlights

Students will explore new ways of thinking anthropologically and gain access to cutting-edge research tools for future research, including practical learning labs with invited experts and a field visit.
The course benefits from small class sizes and an interdisciplinary approach.
Students have the option to write a library-based dissertation or a dissertation with a practical component.

Course description

The programme takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology. These themes include:

  • the senses and perception in anthropology
  • the role of community and cooperation in both making and use of apprenticeship and practice-based research
  • observation and the use of attention in drawing, photography, sound and film
  • the relationship between art and psychology
  • representation
  • a practical sensory project
  • heritage
  • design anthropology
  • commonalities between anthropological field work and contemporary arts practice.

The MRes provides an excellent grounding in contemporary research themes and innovative research methods for students aiming to do a PhD in anthropology, visual culture, design anthropology, heritage studies, and related subjects. It also provides important training for students interested in a career in the heritage sector, development, the creative industries, workplace management and design.

Careers

Social Anthropology graduates have characteristics many employers seek, and a Social Anthropology degree provides openings to a wide range of careers. Graduates have gained successful employment in areas such as:

  • design
  • international policy and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • journalism (BBC and The Independent)
  • marketing
  • museums
  • teaching
  • wildlife conservation.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 34 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    192 97%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    20th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    2nd

    1

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