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Medical Anthropology (Taught)

Brunel University London
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
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Program description

About the Course
Brunel was the first university in Europe to establish a Master's degree in Medical Anthropology. Since then we have continued to develop our programme to reflect the changing world in which we live.
In short, Medical Anthropology can be described as the study of cultural beliefs and practices associated with the origin, recognition and management of health and illness in different social and cultural groups.
Literally hundreds of students – doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and other medical professionals among them – can testify to the quality of our programme, having used it either to enhance their professional practice, to change career or to develop their research interests for future studies.

Special features
You can choose your own research topic and geographic area , in consultation with your academic supervisor. The dissertation research project provides valuable experience and, in many cases, leads to job contacts, forming a bridge to a future career or time out for career development. Our students have undertaken fieldwork in locations across the world, including in India, Mexico, Bolivia, China, Nepal and Morocco as well as in the UK and in Europe.

Teaching and learning
You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and film screenings.
Assessment is by essay, practical assignments (such as analysis of a short field exercise) and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. There are no examinations.

You can apply the analytical and research skills that you develop on our courses to a range of careers. For instance, the degree enhances professional development in fields such as midwifery, general practice, sexual health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, nutrition and public health.

About this institute

Brunel University London

Brunel University London is an international university dedicated to education and research, relevant to the global economy, industry and society. We attract academicsfrom around the world to teach our courses and lead our research programmes. From them, you’ll discover new ways of thinking and...

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