Postgraduate Studies in Anthropology

Director of Postgraduate Studies: Dr. Jamie Saris
Room 1.14, Rowan House
Tel: 01 7083983


Anthropology Postgraduate Handbook 2023-24
Graduate Studies General Postgraduate Handbook 2022-23

The Department of Anthropology offers a wide variety of options for postgraduate study. The programme you choose depends on your own particular motivations and goals for pursuing postgraduate study. Anthropology, as a field-based discipline, requires time, and throughout the world the most common standard for a master's degree in anthropology is a two-year programme.

We offer the MA CREOLE and the M.Litt. programmes for students who want to fully experience anthropological fieldwork and achieve that standard.
However, we also realize that many students who sincerely wish to pursue anthropology have limited resources; therefore we offer briefer introductions to postgraduate study in the discipline:

  • our One-Year MA programme (also available as a 2 Year Part-Time option, a particularly good place for those who are not quite ready to undertake a full master's programme)
  • our Certificate programme, also suitable for students with no background in anthropology or those who do not wish to undertake a full master's programme.
    - Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology

We also offer the opportunity to study for the PhD degree, which is generally open to students who already have a master's in Anthropology, or can be pursued following our master's degree programs.

Candidates with backgrounds in cognate disciplines will be considered.


PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: We invite you to follow the overview link above and/or browse Our Courses information for further information and details about how to apply. Do not hesitate to contact the Director of Graduate Studies or any of the Programme Coordinators directly if you have questions.

Transferable Research Student Module Options
Information on Subject Specific and Generic/Transferable Modules available for PhD and MLitt students