MA Anthropological Research / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Advice to applicants

If you wish to do a PhD after your course, you are usually expected to have an idea of the topic or project they are thinking of doing at PhD level. An outline allows us to judge whether the appropriate supervision is likely to be available and to assign supervisors who are interested in seeing the project through. 

The structure of the course is based on the principle that students have a specific interest or set of interests that they wish to develop. You are welcome to contact individual members of staff who you think might be potential supervisors or you can contact the director of the course for advice. In any case, it is useful to have a written outline of your intended research.

If you intend to take the course as a stand-alone degree, it is not necessary to have a research proposal, but it is useful for us to have an indication of your general areas of interest in social anthropology.

Please note:

  • To request a copy of the postgraduate prospectus, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk.
  • International applicants who require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the latest student visa advice and guidelines.
  • If you are a current undergraduate student at The University of Manchester, you may be eligible to apply via the 'Fast-Track' scheme, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk for further information.

How your application is considered

All applicants must submit:

  • an online application form;
  • supporting statement;
  • transcripts of degree;
  • two references.

Overseas applicants will need to submit a satisfactory IELTS certificate (or equivalent) at the time of application. A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0, with 6.0 in each component.

Applications will not be considered if documents are missing.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.