This programme studies health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective.
With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows you to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.
You’ll examine key questions in current medical anthropology from the perspective of both medical and social sciences, and address relevant issues, such as the way encounters between patients and professional healers are negotiated in varied cultural settings; the importance of political, economic and historical analysis to an understanding of the body; and the health-related effects of globalisation.
Intended for a diverse range of students, this distinctive and interdisciplinary programme will complement your background in anthropology or health sciences.
A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science