The MRes in Social Anthropology with Latin American and Caribbean Studies is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the Department of Social Anthropology within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.
The programme aims to prepare you for a range of related activities in different parts of the world, to participate in national and regional debates, and to provide the delivery of academic and extension talks and courses in different countries of the Latin American world.
- Opportunities for learning a South American language, such as Quechua or Spanish.
- Provides an understanding of the highly complex social, political and cultural experiences of the historic populations of Latin America.
- Equips you for a wide range of extension, development and support activities in relation to Latin American, Caribbean and Amerindian peasant and urban communities.
Over two semesters, students take two compulsory and two optional modules. Teaching methods include:
- tutorial supervisions
- reading groups.
Lecture class sizes range from five to ten students and tutorial sizes range from one to six students.
Modules are assessed through 100% coursework which may include essays, independent research-led assignments, and group assessed oral presentations.
Over the course of the year, with particular focus during the summer months, you will devise a research project culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation. Every taught postgraduate student is assigned an individual supervisor from among the Social Anthropology staff who will work with them closely to develop a topic and direction for the dissertation.
The Department of Social Anthropology provides postgraduates with access to a museum collection of ethnographic material and a common room that includes a general anthropological library, providing a space that is shared by both staff and postgraduates. The departmental libraries, together with the main University library which holds a fine anthropology collection, include resources covering nearly all regions of the world.
Further particulars regarding curriculum development.