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PhD Social Anthropology / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
3/4 years (full-time); 7 years (part-time)
Entry requirements
  • A First or Upper Second class Bachelor's degree in a cognate subject (or its international equivalent).
  • A Master's degree in anthropology with minimum 65% in the dissertation and overall average of 65%, and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent). 

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N

Programme overview

  • Examine human behaviour and relationships under expert research supervision
  • Join a lively PhD community of students working in all of the world's continents and on a variety of topics
  • Work closely with an expert supervisor, with further guidance from at least one extra supervisor

Open days

The University holds an annual PGR open day, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences, our Social Anthropology department, and our resources.

You'll also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information and to book your place, see open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,203
    International students (per annum): £9,500

Scholarships/sponsorships

We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a variety of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend, including school and departmental studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar award .

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of December for programmes starting the following September.  Please ensure you check the School site for up-to-date information.

If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our funding database search tool .

New funding opportunity - see GCRF .   Please email Rupert.Cox@manchester.ac.uk to apply or to discuss further.  The deadline to submit an informal application (CV, degree transcripts, supporting statement) is 31 January 2020

If you wish to be considered for funding available via the School or Research Council (ESRC) you must submit your complete programme application by 2 December 2019.

Please ask your referees to email their references to pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk  (we do not contact referees directly).

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 2450
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/social-anthropology/
School/Faculty

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