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Biosocial Medical Anthropology MSc

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology is for those wishing to gain proficiency and understanding of biosocial approaches in examining disease, health and medicine. It draws from cross-disciplinary expertise in medical anthropology, human ecology and biological anthropology. It aims to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to develop careers that make use of a biosocial approach. The degree introduces students to key themes in biosocial medical anthropology, including evolutionary medicine, disease ecology, bio-cultural approaches, developmental plasticity and local biologies. It provides training in quantitative and qualitative methods (including statistical analysis) and their integration. Practical class-based exercises enables critical engagement with biosocial approaches that address public and global health care challenges, including infectious and chronic disease.

Careers

Biosocial medical anthropology is a new and cutting-edge interdisciplinary approach that will equip students with the skills to think critically about and engage with the biosocial contexts of health, disease and medicine. We expect graduates of this programme to be able to apply the skills and expertise learnt from the programme to develop careers in academia, clinical research, public and global health care, government and non-governmental organisations.

Employability

This programme will equip students for careers in research related to biosocial approaches to health, disease and illness and also for working across a wide range of health care arenas including public and global health, international development.

Application deadline

31 March 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,600per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 32 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    160 74%

    9th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    7th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    9th

    1

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