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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

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes in Pacific Studies examines the history, languages, cultures and varieties of social organisation 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 pursue modules of study devoted to the history, languages, cultures and varieties of social organisation 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 populations of the Pacific.
  • Small class sizes ranging from two to ten students encourages student-led seminars and discussion as well as more contact with supervisors.
  • Students are equipped to work with non-government organisations and multinational corporations with interests in the region.

Careers

If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MRes, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MRes.

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

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

Application deadline

12 August 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per 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

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    3rd

  • Campus address

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

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    10th out of 34 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    192 97%

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    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    20th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    2nd

    1

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