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Anthropology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) ,
An Anthropology MPhil/PhD leads to relevant academic posts as well as research positions in government, NGOs and private and public sector organisations. Sustained fieldwork is normally required and graduates of this programme specialise in a wide range of research methods.

About

UCL Anthropology studies humanity in all its aspects: from our evolution as a species, to our relationship with the material world, and our vast variety of social behaviours.

Careers

Many of our MPhil/PhD graduates have taken up lectureships in universities in the UK and abroad, or continue their research interests through fellowships and other research posts. Several now occupy important roles in government departments, in aid and development work, in public policy, and in publishing and in the media.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • The department provides the base for the following reading and research groups:
  • Anthropological Issues in Education and Learning (AIEL)
  • Aural Culture
  • Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship
  • Cosmology, Religion, Ontology and Culture (CROC)
  • Culture and Human Wellbeing
  • A Deleuzional Reading Group
  • Human Ecology Research Group (HERG)
  • Human Evolutionary Ecology Group (HEEG) London Latin America Seminar
  • Palaeoanthropology and Comparative Anatomy (PACA)
  • Performance, Theatre and Ethnography of the Imagination
  • Primate Sexualities: Beyond the Binary
  • Reproduction Research Group
  • Sustainability, Environment and the Culture of Materials (SEM)
  • The Science of the Concrete: Sustainability and other Designs
  • Visual Culture.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English Language Requirements
  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Good
International students
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19010 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4915 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU: £4,915 (FT); £2,455 (PT)
  • Overseas: £19,010 (FT); £9,560 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UK/EU applicants can apply for ESRC and LAHP studentships which are funded for three years (fees only for EU applicants).

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