Information regarding our 2023/24 admissions cycle

Our 2023/24 postgraduate taught admissions cycle will open on Monday, 10 October. For most programmes, the application form will not open until this date.

MA Visual Anthropology / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Master of Arts (MA)
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level in anthropology, sociology, or related social science or humanities subject.

When assessing your academic record we take into account your grades, your academic references, and the standing of the institution where you studied.

We also welcome:  

Applicants with an academic or professional background in media production, such as in film-making, photography and sound-art as well as those coming from an art-making background.

Applicants with professional experience in journalism, social and development work.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

  • Study at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology which is widely recognised as the world's leading centre for visual anthropology and sensory media. 
  • Benefit from a course that combines anthropology with practical training in film-making, editing, visual methods, photography, sensory ethnography and sound. 
  • Develop your learning with access to professional equipment and support by internally renowned staff comprising the largest visual anthropology faculty in Europe.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about our facilities and courses.

On this day, you will learn more about the School, our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see open days and visits .

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £12,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding applicants, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship .

The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 fee reduction to Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree within the last three years and are progressing to postgraduate study. 

For more information, see our  Fees and funding page.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
School of Social Sciences Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 804 9198
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/social-anthropology/
School/Faculty

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