Postgraduate Studies in Anthropology

Postgraduate Coordinator: Dr. Pauline Garvey
Room 2.14, Rowan House
Tel: 01 7083587
E-mail: pauline.a.garvey@nuim.ie

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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 Postgraduate Certificates (a particularly good place to start for students with no background in anthropology or who are not quite ready to undertake a full master's programme)
  • our One-Year MA programmes.

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.

OVERVIEW OF ALL POSTGRAD PROGRAMMES

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.

CURRENT STUDENTS: Be sure to be familiar with the Postgrad Handbook. You should check it frequently, as it is a dynamic, evolving document, and we are continually adding information that is useful to postgraduate students.

TIMETABLES 2016-17

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