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Social Anthropology - Humanitarian and Environmental Crises - MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our world is experiencing humanitarian and environmental challenges of disturbing dimensions. This programme addresses these challenges from a human and ethical angle, exploring the social, political, economic and technological aspects of the crises that mark our contemporary world. This unique programme of study focuses on contemporary planetary emergencies and conflicts that have a humanitarian or environmental impact. We explore how to study such crises from an anthropological point of view using a variety of ethnographic research methods, such as interviewing, participant observation, and localised surveys. You assess key challenges emerging from humanitarian initiatives that respond to: • the global climate emergency • environmental movements in national contexts • migration, diaspora and refugee crises • racism, xenophobia and national politics • war and conflict • new forms of economic oppression We analyse such pressing issues from an ethical and non-ethnocentric perspective. The programme is particularly suited to students who want to make a difference in today’s complex world by understanding the roots of global challenges and human suffering. The programme provides excellent preparation for people who aspire to enter fields in which anthropological training and cultural expertise is integral, such as: • non-governmental organisations aimed at humanitarian and/or environmental issues • state initiatives designed to provide aid as a response to conflict or planetary emergency • organisations involved in dealing with migration, racism and multicultural education • research degrees in the social sciences

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 34 1

    22nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    125 63%

    19th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    4th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    70th

    2

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