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Social Anthropology with Pacific Studies (MRes)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes in Pacific Studies examines the history, languages, cultures and varieties of social organisation in societies of the Pacific (Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia). The programme is designed for students who have a special interest in conducting their fieldwork for an anthropology PhD in the region or because they wish to work there in some other capacity.

Course information

The MRes in Social Anthropology with Pacific Studies is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the Department of Social Anthropology within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.

You will study the history, languages, cultures and varieties of social organisation in societies of the Pacific, their significance for the contemporary lives of its many peoples, and the fundamental influence of this region on the discipline of social anthropology.

Highlights

  • The modules provide an understanding of the highly complex social, political and cultural experiences of the historic and contemporary populations of the Pacific.
  • Small class sizes ranging from two to ten students encourage student-led seminars and discussion as well as more contact with supervisors.
  • Students are equipped to work with non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations with interests in the region.

Careers

Social Anthropology graduates have characteristics many employers seek, and a Social Anthropology degree provides openings to a wide range of careers. Graduates have gained successful employment in areas such as:

  • international policy and Pacific non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • journalism (BBC and The Independent)
  • marketing
  • NGO work
  • teaching
  • wildlife conservation.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

11 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,390per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 32 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    184 85%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    16th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    1st

    1

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