Social AnthropologyCambridge University
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Location: Cambridge University
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/10/01
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This course provides training in research methods combined with work on a specific anthropological research project; during this course, systematic critical discussion of the student's own and other research projects trains them in: how fieldwork contributes to social scientific knowledge; how to isolate the theoretical questions that inform particular pieces of ethnography; how to identify the kinds of empirical evidence necessary to address those questions; the taught element of this course consists of these compulsory streams: the pre-fieldwork seminar; the ethnographic methods course; statistics for social anthropologists; basic statistical methods, modules on introductory statistical methods, basic quantitative analysis and designing surveys.
1st Class Honours degree in social anthropology or a high pass in a Master's degree in social anthropology; where 1st language is not English applicants must achieve a 7.5 in IELTS. Applications should include detailed research proposal; applicants intending to proceed to PhD after MRes should make this clear in initial application.
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Some 11% of students attending Cambridge come from outside the UK and there are more than 60 countries normally represented. The International Student Team are found within the Student Operations of the Academic Division and are available to help international students with all aspects of their time at Cambridge. They are available to assist students with manners such as visas and other legal paperwork, international funding programs as well as helping them adjust when they arrive at the university. The Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) is the department responsible for the organisation and monitoring of life outside the classroom and all students are automatically members when arriving at Cambridge. One of the centrepieces of student life at Cambridge are the formal dinners that take place in Formal Hall during term while May Balls are held after exam period in May. Student run societies exist across a wide spectrum of interests and there are some 750 registered with the CUSU. The Cambridge Union Society is focused on debating and public speaking and is the oldest free speech society in the world. The comedy club, Footlights, is known for producing famous show business personalities. There are also newspaper and radio projects. Of the many sports on offer at the university, one of the most famous is rowing, with the notable races each year including the Boat Race against Oxford. Other sports range from cricket and rugby to chess. The University of Cambridge Sports Centre opened in 2013 and is the dedicated sports arena for the university.