Graduate Studies in Anthropology
Understand the world better.
In ever-changing social and environmental conditions, anthropology offers new critical perspectives on the world by highlighting how local and global issues are connected. The discipline’s field research method, ethnography, makes it possible to document in real time a host of complex phenomena pertaining to diverse topics such as medicine, the environment, minorities, media, indigenousness and more. Anthropology students live “in the moment” to observe and understand the contemporary issues that emerge during field research taking place anywhere in the world.
- Guidelines for the preparation of a proposal for an MA thesis/research paper in Anthropology
- Suggested progress - MA in Anthropology
- Masters completed with ethnographic visuals - MA in Anthropology
The doctoral program in Anthropology at the University of Ottawa features innovative training that brings together the existing strengths of anthropology (field work, ethnography, international experience, and multidisciplinarity) with a contemporary theoretical approach to the study of anthropology. Moreover, the doctoral program features a new curriculum that includes a professional development seminar and a comprehensive exercise that favours the integration of doctoral candidates into the labour market.
In a rapidly evolving social and environmental context, anthropology brings new critical perspectives to the problems and challenges of the contemporary world by highlighting the links between local problems and global issues. The method of inquiry grounded in field work, ethnography, allows the researcher to document in real time the complexity of phenomena all the while situating various themes, including medicine, the environment, new media, the city, politics, the economy and Indigeneity in diverse social and cultural contexts.
This program is offered full time in French and in English. That being said, the three required doctoral seminars are offered only in French.
Note: Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined and admission scholarships are available for all eligible candidates.
School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)
Our videos are often available in one language, however, we always try provide closed captioning in French or English.