Critical Approaches to Anthropology and Development (854L6)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You examine how anthropologists currently engage with policies, projects and organisations in international development practices.

We draw on the particular research expertise of the Sussex Anthropology Department, focusing on case material concerning anthropological interventions in policy fields such as health, environment, activism, and corporate social responsibility.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 135 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 2024/25. 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.