Anthropology, Social

Anthropology, Social

The program focuses on the social/cultural anthropology of contemporary societies. The program is ideally suited to students who are independent thinkers and who value flexibility.

Faculty members provide students individual attention and supportive supervision. Faculty members have a wide range of academic interests and active research projects in a range of settings. Many have worked professionally outside the academy. The program emphasizes theoretical and practical research that combines conceptual sophistication, reflexivity and political engagement at various levels from the global to the regional and the local. The program prepares students for careers as professional anthropologists within the academy and for a diverse range of local, national and international careers and professions outside the academy.

Core courses provide in-depth knowledge about established and innovate methodologies, foundational and cutting-edge theories, and historic and contemporary academic debates in anthropology. There is also a strong emphasis on developing solid and transferable research skills. Elective courses provide breadth by analyzing change and complexity in social and cultural life in a range of contexts. Fieldwork, particularly in the PhD program, provides students with close-up engagements with political, social and cultural actors and locations.

Stream and Specializations

  • Health, Illness & the Body
  • Knowledge Systems
  • Power, Politics & Development
  • Representation, Identity & Performance

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

5 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Course work
  • AND Major research paper


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (Full-time Applicants Only)

2022-06-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Course work
  • AND Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (Full-time Applicants Only)

2022-06-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Resumé or CV
  • Sample of written work
  • Statement of Interest

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