Ethnographic Field Research (002AN)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module 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. This allows 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
  • writing up your findings in a final report.

The module develops your ability to apply your theoretical knowledge of research methodology to a specific research project.


100%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

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.

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.


This module is offered on the following courses: