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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA provides a broad-based training in social science approaches to the analysis of material and visual media: ranging from art, photography, film and media within visual anthropology, to consumption, museum anthropology and cultural heritage, landscape and genres (such as clothing and the built environment), within material culture. The programme covers a range of contexts such as production, exchange and consumption, and uses anthropological perspectives based on the comparative study of societies, historically and culturally. Skills training is given in social anthropological field research and analysis, and in specific methods for the study of material and visual forms.

Careers

The programme develops skills in cultural and social critique through the research and interpretation of the material world. Its aim is excellence in scholarship. Experts in material culture, and our graduates, work in any institution which demands skills in social research and critical thinking. This includes in design research, the arts, heritage and museums, media and film, journalism, design anthropology, market research, academia, art, materials consultancy, and the civil service.

Employability

The programme is designed as an advanced research degree in material culture, mostly anthropology and with elements of design history, archaeology, museum studies, social geography and architecture. Whoever is interested in material things and materials is interested in material culture: art, architecture, photography, consumer products, consumption, design, heritage, film, sound, fashion, infrastructure, landscape and innovation.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,800per 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

    8th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 85 4

    6th out of 26 1

    15th out of 105 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 85%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    22nd

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    169 84%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    17th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    11th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    178 92%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    9

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