The MA in Anthropology will help you to develop a nuanced and cross-cultural perspective on the challenges that humans face in our fast-changing world, with content that reflects our research strengths in adversity, adaptation and globalisation. You will put this understanding into practice through hands-on activities and work experience in Bristol’s thriving media, creative and cultural industries, as well as social enterprises. In addition to the core themes of the programme – which explore inter-related real-world themes such as sustainability, technology, engagement, arts and materiality – you will receive advanced training in theory and method delivered through world-class research-led teaching.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Mandatory modules

Anthropological Theory and Practice
Research Methods in Anthropology

Student Destinations

An anthropology master’s degree can lead to employment in a variety of sectors, from education, government, charity and international development, to medicine, film and business.
Anthropologists are trained to understand cross-cultural issues and the complexities of social interactions between local groups and global forces. This deep understanding of cultural differences and human relations is highly beneficial for working with people and using diverse perspectives.

You could go on and work in academia as lecturers or researchers with postgraduate studies, or find opportunities as corporate anthropologists in local and international businesses that value research and analytical skills. Anthropologists are in demand within the public sector for their planning, research and managerial capacities.


We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time £8,300 UK/EU: part-time £4,150 Overseas: full-time £18,400 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £8,300

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social sciences discipline. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

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