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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-20

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Summary

In this programme you will have a comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of health. Initial modules will allow you to study the diverse ideas and practice in healthcare, and how these impact on individual and community formation. For example, how do new reproductive technologies impact on notions of kinship within a family and community? How do different medical systems within a community relate to each other? How do organ transplants influence concepts of personhood and the self?

You will also study, through a selection of case studies, the idea of health, wellbeing and illness as states within a continuous process, using the idea of a life-cycle as a model. This module will investigate the ways in which people strive to lead healthy and fulfilling lives and respond to episodes of ill-health and unease. It places medical issues in a context of people’s quest for continuity and their struggles to cope with uncertainty.

Other modules on the course will cover topics such as sociocultural/biological/evolutionary concepts of health; mental and environmental health; food/nutrition; leisure and wellbeing; arts health; and disability. You will also explore lifecycles to understand health issues such as: birth to death, reproduction, ageing and the body, in/fertility, new reproductive technologies, life history narrative, childhood, puberty, rites of passage.

Career options

The programme will prepare you for PhD study in Anthropology (health and related areas), senior healthcare policy and advisory work, advanced healthcare delivery in diverse and multicultural settings, and overseas development work.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,978per year

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University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has an international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
Pre-sessional English courses are offered to help international students develop their academic English skills before starting their course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 34 13

    60th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    105 53%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    102 45%

    90th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    65th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    44th

    17

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