The Postgraduate Certificate in Anthropology & development is a one-year course designed for development and humanitarian aid professionals (and those who envisage such a career) who would like to add an anthropological perspective to their development expertise. The course consists of four 6-week modules, offered on Tuesday evenings, plus three Saturday Workshops distributed over the course of the year (20 ECTS combined). The Saturday Workshops feature guest scholars who bring critical perspectives to development-related issues. PG Cert students are also welcome at our weekly Anthropology Department Seminar.
This course provides a holistic and critical approach to culture, the inevitable context of all relief and development activity. The field orientation of anthropology focuses on the links between global and local processes, between abstract theory and real behaviour, and among the various dimensions of human life - political, economic, familial, religious, etc. The interconnections and interactions among these is the principal concern of the discipline, and the real context for any development work.
The PG Cert has proven popular with a variety of students who, for one reason or another, are unable to enrol in the full MA programme and/or who want to sample anthropology to see if it is the right field for them. It is also sometimes selected by students who intend to complete the full MA in Anthropology and Development, but want to do it on a part-time basis; once the PG Cert course is completed, students can return to complete the remaining modules (40 credits) required for the MA, plus the 30 credit thesis.
Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in Anthropology or cognate discipline.
How to Apply
Applications MUST be made online at www.pac.ie - this is a University requirement. However, when starting an online application, please also send an email to <email@example.com> to let us know to look for your application. All of the following information and documents must be uploaded on the PAC system before an application can be considered complete and a decision on acceptance can be made:
Writing the Statement of Academic and Professional Goals
This is your statement of purpose that explains your experience, interests, and goals. Some of the things your statement should address include (but are not limited to): why you want to pursue postgraduate study in anthropology; what aspects of your background have prepared you for undertaking postgraduate study in anthropology; your general interests in the field of anthropology; what you are reading in preparation for postgraduate study that is either anthropological or speaks to anthropological concerns; your professional/career goals and how the degree in anthropology will help you achieve them.
Closing Date: May 31st for the following academic year. This is a final closing date only; applications may be submitted at any time, and decisions are made on a rolling basis (applications must be complete before a decision can be made).
PAC Code: MHC57 (Part-time)
AN613 Introduction to Anthropology and Development (5 credits)
AN614A Topics in Anthropology and Development I (5 credits)
AN615A Topics in Anthropology and Development II (5 credits)
AN616A Topics in Anthropology and Development III (5 credits)
Plus three Saturday Workshops distributed over the course of the year
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Chandana Mathur
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6083 / 3984 Fax +353 (0)1 708 3570
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Department of Anthropology
Rowan House Rm. 2.18
Maynooth, Co. Kildare