Social Anthropology with Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MRes) 2020 entry
The MRes in Social Anthropology with Latin American and Caribbean Studies is geared towards students seeking ethnographic and historical specialisation in the Americas. The programme aims to give students an awareness of research topics and trends in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and to prepare them for anthropological fieldwork.
This course was previously known as Social Anthropology and Amerindian Studies.
Postgraduate, leading to a Master of Research (MRes)
- Start date: 7 September 2020
- End date: 30 September 2021
This course was previously known as Social Anthropology and Amerindian Studies. Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
One year full time
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. No previous anthropological experience is required. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
- English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
UK and EU: £9,450
Wednesday 12 August 2020. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language)
- letter of intent (optional).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2019–2020 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.
Each module typically comprises:
- four contact hours per week (including lectures, seminars, tutorials and reading groups)
- 100% coursework assessment consisting of two essays.
Non-ESRC funded students may substitute up to 30 credits from undergraduate Honours-level Social Anthropology modules, with the approval of the course coordinator.
- The Anthropology of Connections: Interdisciplinarity as Methodology: examines the relevance of other disciplines for social anthropology by working with methodologies and concepts drawn from history, social science, philosophy, language and the arts.
- Research Methods in Social Anthropology: examines the methodology of anthropological research through close attention to the relationship between method and fieldwork experience.
- Special Subject (Amerindian Studies): available for students with a well thought out and specific research topic.
Optional modules are subject to change each year, and some may only allow limited numbers of students (see the University’s position on curriculum development).
Students also have the option of choosing other modules available within the Department.
Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.
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.
The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2020 entry. Take a look at the most up-to-date modules in the module catalogue.