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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

This programme studies health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective.

With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows you to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.

You’ll examine key questions in current medical anthropology from the perspective of both medical and social sciences, and address relevant issues, such as: the way encounters between patients and professional healers are negotiated in varied cultural settings; the importance of political, economic and historical analysis to an understanding of the body; the health-related effects of globalisation;

Who this programme is for

Intended for a diverse range of students, this distinctive and interdisciplinary programme will complement your background in anthropology or health sciences This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy and Global Development Academy: Global Health Academy; Global Development Academy

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 24,000per 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 Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 29 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 81%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    13th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    24th

    15

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