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Programmes
MA Programme Curriculum

Starting from the 2019-2020 academic year, twenty-four units (eight 3-credit courses) are required for graduation. Three units are in one required courses: ANTH 5010 Anthropological Theory. The remaining seven courses can be selected from other taught courses in consultation with students’ advisor.

Study Scheme
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In Programme Information
Academic Career = TPG
Faculty = Art
Academic Program = Master of Arts in Anthropology

ANTH 5000-level courses are for M.A. students. Some are specifically designed for graduate students, while others share lectures with an undergraduate course and have a separate tutorial just for MA students. These linked courses provide a basic orientation to the subject, but M.A. students go deeper and have more required readings than the undergraduates (normally two articles a week in addition to the textbook chapter or article(s) assigned to undergraduate students). To fulfill course requirements, M.A. students may have to take an essay exam or write a research paper. There is no thesis required for the M.A., but research papers are required for most 5000-level courses.

The minimum length of study for the M.A. is one year (two semesters) for full-time students, two years (four semesters) for part-time students. The maximum length of study is three years (six semesters) for full-time students, four years (eight semesters) for part-time students. Prospective part-time students should remember that some courses will not be offered in the evenings or on Saturdays. Part-time students will have more choices if they are able to take a half day per week off work or if they have flexible work hours.

Programme requirements and suggested schedule:

Full-time students:

Fall Semester

ANTH 5015 Anthropology: A Postgraduate Introduction (strongly recommended for students without an anthropology background)
ANTH 5XXX Elective 
ANTH 5XXX Elective
ANTH 5XXX Elective

Spring Semester

ANTH 5010 Anthropological Theory 
ANTH 5XXX Elective 
ANTH 5XXX Elective 

ANTH 5XXX Elective

Part-time students:

Year 1 Fall Semester

ANTH 5015 Anthropology: A Postgraduate Introduction (strongly recommended for students without an anthropology background)
ANTH 5XXX Elective

Year 1 Spring Semester

ANTH 5010 Anthropological Theory 
ANTH 5XXX Elective

Year 2 Fall Semester

ANTH 5XXX Elective
ANTH 5XXX Elective

Year 2 Spring Semester

ANTH 5XXX Elective
ANTH 5XXX Elective

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