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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: Studying Medical Anthropology



Our Programme is the largest of its kind in the UK. Altogether eight members of academic staff from Social Anthropology carry out research on the body, health and medicine, giving students a fantastic range of courses to choose from. 

Our core courses in "Anthropology of Health and Healing" and "Anthropology of Global Health" reflect our unique expertise in the intersections between anthropology and globalized biomedicine.

The Edinburgh Programme in Medical Anthropology attracts a diversity of students: social science graduates who want to specialize in medical anthropology; medical doctors who want to expand their understanding of health with an anthropological perspective; and students who aim at entering top-ranking medical schools.

Our wide range of options allows students to tailor the programme to their interests. We offer specialised packages of courses in global and public health; science, knowledge and technology, and health and international development. Those interested in pursuing work or research overseas also have the option of studying a range of languages including Arabic and Swahili.

Find out more about the MSc programme and apply here

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