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Medical Anthropology

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social and Political Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

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