Edinburgh’s Social Anthropology department is among the largest in the UK, and our research interests are correspondingly diverse.
Our work generally combines a traditional anthropological emphasis on ethnographic fieldwork with a focus on contemporary issues.
We welcome interdisciplinary research and are home to the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA), and numerous collaborations with the Edinburgh College of Art, including the Atelier Network.
Training and support
The Social Anthropology group at The University of Edinburgh combines work on your thesis project, usually based on long-term fieldwork, with systematic training in anthropological and social research skills.
Research training is also available in the form of our MSc by Research.
The Graduate School provides a suite of ESRC-recognised research training courses for social science students across the University.
Our research is global in scope and includes core themes in:
- health and wellbeing
- religion and society
- migration and refugee studies
- science and technology
- the anthropology of kinship
- peace and conflict studies
- anthropology and the arts
- media anthropology
- cultural heritage
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DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 24 other PhDs in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
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