Ethnographic Field Research (002AN)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module builds on Ethnographic Research Methods and introduces you to the practical and methodological aspects of ethnographic research. The module teaches you to design and conduct an independent ethnographic research project around a key anthropological theme, allowing you to reflect on and apply the theoretical and practical insights gained in the course of your degree. You are guided and supported in formulating your own research question, designing a methodology, conducting ethnographic research and writing up your findings in a final report. The modules develops your ability to apply your theoretical knowledge of research methodology to a specific research project.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: