This programme allows you to define your research interests and study towards an MPhil. Anthropology is ranked first in Scotland for student satisfaction (NSS). This research degree can be taken on its own or lead to a PhD in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology is based within the School of Social Science. Research themes are wide ranging, and they include:
Anthropology of the North
Environment, Creativity and Perception
Religion, Belief and Practice
Museums and Histories of Science
Anthropology of Art and Craft
Social and Cultural Processes
The School of Social Science offers a range of centres which include the New Europe Centre. Teaching and research are in the fields of: Anthropology, politics, international relations and sociology. Anthropology is mixed with archaeology, languages, film and culture, philosophy and psychology at undergraduate level. Anthropology is also embedded in the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law, This centre draws from seven other disciplines to ensure that research is rigorous and impactful.
Staff offer a wide range of interests and supervision possibilities to support your studies. You can enjoy research supervision across colonial histories, mobility, 'Nomadism', households of the past and many more areas.
You can enjoy events and seminars whilst you research within the School of Social Science and you are welcome to attend events across the wider University to widen your knowledge and interests.
The University was founded on the principle of “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” Bishop Elphinstone, 1495. You study in an international environment with international academics who offer you specific expertise in their discipline areas.