School of Global Studies

Social Anthropology of the Global Economy

(MA) Social Anthropology of the Global Economy

Entry for 2017

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course learning outcomes

To demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and method in economic and social anthropology.

To apply anthropological theories and methods to case studies of economic processes

To critically assess ethnographic accounts of social and economic change.

To develop and express advanced reasoned arguments in written form.

To engage in independent and original research in the form of a supervised dissertation.

To demonstrate advanced knowledge of different research methods and the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of applying different research methods.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TeachingCoreAnthropology of Global Capitalism (005A7)307
  CoreUnderstanding Processes of Social Change (820L6)307
 Spring TeachingCoreAnthropological Research Methods (850L6)157
  OptionActivism for Development and Social Justice (843L6)307
  Anthropologies of Food (851L6)307
  Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction (826L6)307
  Anthropology of Science and Technology (852L6)307
  Childhood and Youth in Global Perspective; Rights, Protection and Justice (898L5)307
  Critical Debates in Environment and Development (928AF)307
  Fair Trade, Ethical Business & New Moral Economies (845L6)307
  Knowledge, Power and Resistance (822L6)307
  Life Science, Culture and Society (857L6)307
  Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change (803AF)307
  Migration, Inequality and Social Change (821F8)307
  Poverty, Vulnerability and the Global Economy (821L6)307
  Refugees, Displacement and Humanitarian Responses (817F8)307
  Religion, Culture and Identity (858L6)307
  Sexuality and Development: Intimacies, Health and Rights in Global Perspective (001A4)307
  Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants' Lives (855F8)307
 Summer TeachingCoreDissertation (Anthropology) (841L6)457
  OptionDissertation with Placement (Global Studies) (003L7)457

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TeachingCoreAnthropology of Global Capitalism (005A7)307
 Spring TeachingOptionActivism for Development and Social Justice (843L6)307
  Anthropologies of Food (851L6)307
  Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction (826L6)307
  Anthropology of Science and Technology (852L6)307
  Childhood and Youth in Global Perspective; Rights, Protection and Justice (898L5)307
  Critical Debates in Environment and Development (928AF)307
  Fair Trade, Ethical Business & New Moral Economies (845L6)307
  Knowledge, Power and Resistance (822L6)307
  Life Science, Culture and Society (857L6)307
  Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change (803AF)307
  Migration, Inequality and Social Change (821F8)307
  Poverty, Vulnerability and the Global Economy (821L6)307
  Refugees, Displacement and Humanitarian Responses (817F8)307
  Religion, Culture and Identity (858L6)307
  Sexuality and Development: Intimacies, Health and Rights in Global Perspective (001A4)307
  Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants' Lives (855F8)307
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TeachingCoreUnderstanding Processes of Social Change (820L6)307
 Spring TeachingCoreAnthropological Research Methods (850L6)157
  OptionActivism for Development and Social Justice (843L6)307
  Anthropologies of Food (851L6)307
  Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction (826L6)307
  Anthropology of Science and Technology (852L6)307
  Childhood and Youth in Global Perspective; Rights, Protection and Justice (898L5)307
  Fair Trade, Ethical Business & New Moral Economies (845L6)307
  Knowledge, Power and Resistance (822L6)307
  Life Science, Culture and Society (857L6)307
  Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change (803AF)307
  Migration, Inequality and Social Change (821F8)307
  Poverty, Vulnerability and the Global Economy (821L6)307
  Refugees, Displacement and Humanitarian Responses (817F8)307
  Religion, Culture and Identity (858L6)307
  Sexuality and Development: Intimacies, Health and Rights in Global Perspective (001A4)307
  Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants' Lives (855F8)307
 Summer TeachingCoreDissertation (Anthropology) (841L6)457
  OptionDissertation with Placement (Global Studies) (003L7)457

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