MPhil: Full time 2-3 years; Part time 4-5 years|
PhD: Full time 3-4 years; Part time 6-7 years
|Start date||September or January|
We offer PhD supervision on a range of topics in cultural, social and physical anthropology.
Current areas of research focus include:
- childhood and old age
- human/animal interactions
- health and illness, including global health and policy and disability
- science and development
- race, ethnicity, racism and migration
- warfare and secrecy
- life and the natural world
- art and consumption
- sound studies
- ritual and religion
- material culture, trade and circulation
Visit our staff profiles for more information about individual research interests.
Anthropology student's community project receives UN Gold Star award
A United Nations Gold Star Award for Environmental Impact has been awarded to a sustainability project that has improved the livelihoods of Kenyan farmers through the provision of trees and a communal water system. Anthropology PhD student Luci Attala has been embedded within the reforestation initiative and has monitored how people collect and use the water and how it alters their lifestyles. Read more.
Entry requirements 2017
Our online learning resource 'Considering a UK PhD?' provides lots of helpful advice and information from staff and students about the PhD experience at Exeter.
You may wish to read our general advice for PhD applicants webpages, which give tips on how to put together a successful research degree application.
Applicants for research programmes are also advised to visit the College's webpages to check for specific advice (see further information link). Here you will be able to find out about staff research interests and make preliminary enquiries about supervision. We advise that you do this before applying.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.
Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Finance: fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2017/18
- UK/EU: £4,400 full-time; £2,200 part-time
- International: £15,950 full-time
Our Postgraduate Funding webpage provides links to further information. If you are considering a PhD in the future, in addition to University of Exeter funding, we have been successful at securing postgraduate funding for PhD research through our Funded centres.
Find out about current funding opportunities for our research programmes.
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
The College of Social Sciences & International Studies has a dedicated Graduate Research School which is committed to supporting its vibrant postgraduate research student community.
The Graduate Research School helps to support both intellectual and social contact between graduates of different disciplines and from different backgrounds and countries. Our team supports both prospective and current postgraduate research students.
Phone: +44(0) 1392 724490