General Description / Special Programs
The Department of Anthropology at UBC advances the study and constructive understanding of human diversity and commonality across the globe and throughout the long span of human existence. We pursue this aim through excellence in research, teaching, and community collaboration, grounded in multiple analytical and interpretive methods that share a commitment to field-based inquiry. The Department has particular strengths in anthropological archaeology in the Americas and China, collaborative research with Aboriginal peoples in Canada and globally, and critical museology.
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Tuition Info
See: www.students.ubc.ca/coursesreg/tuition-fees-deposits/tuition-fees/ for Undergraduate fees, and www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/tuition-fees-cost-living/graduate-tuition-fees for Graduate fees.
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA Major, BA Minor, BA Minor in Anthropological Archaeology
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
Major in Anthropology - A total of 42 credits (but no more than 60 credits) within Anthropology, at least 30 credits of which must be numbered 300 or higher. All students considering the Major in Anthropology are encouraged to meet with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program and periodically during their third and fourth years. Please click the link for more information. anth.ubc.ca/Programs.1044.0.html Minor in Anthropology - At least 30 credits (but no more than 42 credits) in ANTH, including ANTH 100. At least 18 of these credits must be at the 300-level or above. Minor in Anthropological Archaeology - At least 30 credits (but no more than 42 credits) in anthropological archaeology, including ARCL 103 or 140, 203 or 204, and 305, plus 3 credits in applied research methods (ARCL 306, 405, 406, 424, 425, 430, ANTH 418, 433, 495). At least 18 credits must be at the 300-level or above. Honours in Anthropology - A total of 60 credits (but not more than 72 credits) in anthropology, at least 48 of which must be numbered 300 or higher. All students considering the Honours program in Anthropology are encouraged to seek advising with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program and periodically during their third and fourth years. Please click the link for more information. anth.ubc.ca/Programs.1044.0.html
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credits of course work including 50 page thesis.
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Phd
Phd Requirements 18 credits of coursework, followed by comprehensive examination plus acceptable dissertation research proposal for advancement to candidacy. Dissertation.
Other Degree Field Areas
Critical Museology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding The University of British Columbia offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, and employment funding opportunities for graduate students. These include a doctoral tuition award in support of four years of PhD studies; University Graduate Fellowships; and teaching assistantships. The Faculty of Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies is responsible for merit-based graduate awards. Graduate Awards manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of both internally- and externally-funded awards. For details of funding opportunities, please visit www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/scholarships-awards-funding
Support Opportunities Graduate Student Support Available. Number of teaching assistant ships and stipend: approximately 18 full-year TA positions. Graduate Entrance Scholarship: Approximately $180,000 allocated to incoming students. UBC Affiliated Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to qualified current and prospective full-time Anthropology students - up to $30,000 is the range allocated. International Partial Tuition Scholarship: up to $3,200.00 per year from international students (for students paying a tuition of $7,200 a year) SHRCC: Successful candidates receive up to (PhD) $35,000 per annum for 3 years or $20,000 per annum for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months; (MA) $17,500 for 12 months. UBC Doctoral Fellowships: $20,000 per annum for up to four years. For more information go to: www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/scholarships-awards-funding or www.students.ubc.ca/finance/index.cfm
Program Details
Research Facilities Laboratory of Archaeology, with research space, archaeological research collections, Archaeology Reading Room, Museum of Anthropology, Ethnographic Film Unit, Research Computing Laboratory (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association (ASA); Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0