Anthropology and the Ethnographic Imagination (849L6)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You examine the establishment of ethnography as the primary method of anthropological research and as the main genre of anthropological writing.

You trace the development of ethnography from Malinowski to the present, through:

  • an in-depth focus on specific 'classic' ethnographic monographs
  • a critical examination of how they are understood and analysed today.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 132 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.