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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

The MA in Anthropology will help you to develop a nuanced and cross-cultural perspective on the challenges that humans face in our fast-changing world, with content that reflects our research strengths in adversity, adaptation and globalisation. You will put this understanding into practice through hands-on activities and work experience in Bristol’s thriving media, creative and cultural industries, as well as social enterprises. In addition to the core themes of the programme – which explore inter-related real-world themes such as sustainability, technology, engagement, arts and materiality - you will receive advanced training in theory and method delivered through world-class research-led teaching.

The programme will introduce you to anthropological research design and data analysis using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, including ethnographic and visual methods; survey, interview and focus-group design; statistical analyses and hypothesis testing; and ethics. You will have the opportunity to undertake an off-campus placement with an external partner such as a media-tech company, start-up, museum, heritage organisation, archive, NGO or local authority. You can gain first-hand experience of working in a vibrant, innovative and diverse industry while putting into practice the skills you have learned throughout the course. The programme will enhance your skill set and employability by providing valuable work experience and developing a network of contacts in and beyond work placement providers.


An anthropology master's degree can lead to employment in a variety of sectors, from education, government, charity and international development, to medicine, film and business.

Anthropologists are trained to understand cross-cultural issues and the complexities of social interactions between local groups and global forces. This deep understanding of cultural differences and human relations is highly beneficial for working with people and using diverse perspectives.

You could go on and work in academia as lecturers or researchers with postgraduate studies, or find opportunities as corporate anthropologists in local and international businesses that value research and analytical skills. Anthropologists are in demand within the public sector for their planning, research and managerial capacities.

Application deadline

19 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,700per 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 Bristol

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  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    145 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.47 69%



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