PhD Social Anthropology / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Up to 4 years full-time; Up to 7 years part-time
- Entry requirements
Candidates MUST normally have:
- Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject.
- Normally a Masters degree in anthropology at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in the dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent). Students who do not have a masters degree in anthropology but in a relevant cognate subject may submit evidence of classes taken in anthropology and/or ethnographic or other qualitative research training and/or research experience. Transcripts will be carefully scrutinised to ensure that applicants have the required background. We treat all applications on an individual basis.
- Cognate subjects include; sociology, history, cultural studies, political science, philosophy, human geography and development studies.
- Applications that satisfy the academic entry criteria will be considered according to the key criterion for acceptance on the doctoral programme in Social Anthropology: the availability of expert supervision in the department. Applicants who proceed to the advanced phase of this selection process will be interviewed.
- How to apply
IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOOL OR ESRC FUNDING THERE ARE TWO DEADLINES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF; one for the receipt of your programme application and the other for the ESRC funding application. There is no separate application form for the School studentships.
PROGRAMME APPLICATION DEADLINE (for those who wish to be considered for funding from ESRC or School)
- Deadline to submit a full on-line programme application is 1 December 2018
ESRC FUNDING DEADLINE
- Deadline to submit the ESRC funding application form is 4 February 2019.
Explore the research interests of individual members of staff . Please contact one potential supervisor long in advance of any formal application, preferably several months and at least 3 weeks .
If you are unsure about the feasibility of your application (eg regarding eligibility and/or availability of supervision), you can email the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Dr Madeleine Reeves email@example.com . Include a draft research proposal (refer to guidelines ), a summary of the same (max 150 words), a CV that includes marks for previous degrees or ongoing studies, as well as any anthropological research experience. In case of a positive answer, you can use revised versions of these documents for formal on-line application. Preliminary queries should be sent long in advance of any formal application, preferably several months and at least 4 weeks .
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This programme involves substantial original research, normally including ethnographic fieldwork of 12 to 18 months and leading to the production of a thesis of up to 80,000 words. Throughout, students work closely with an expert supervisor, with further guidance from at least one extra supervisor.
The programme consists of three or maximum four years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). Its structure depends on prior qualification:
* Normally, students are registered on the PhD programme and, during the first year, take a set of research training courses. After about 10 months (or 20 in part-time study) they produce a 12,000-15,000 word research proposal. This proposal is examined in an oral viva. Successful completion of this viva and of coursework at satisfactory level, is a condition for students to proceed to field research. After fieldwork, students return to the University and start writing their dissertation under the guidance of their supervisors.
* Students who have successfully completed our MA Anthropological Research, or an equivalent ESRC-recognised course in another UK institution, may be in a position to start fieldwork as soon as is practicable, provided that they have submitted a satisfactory research proposal as part of that previous degree and it has been approved by the School of Social Sciences. After fieldwork, students return to the University and start writing their dissertation under the guidance of their supervisors.
Currently Manchester Social Anthropology has a lively PhD community of over 50 students working in all of the world's continents and on a variety of topics. Find out what some of our postgraduate researchers are working on .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £9,250
Please see the School's funding page for further information.
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