MPhil in Anthropology

MPhil in Anthropology

Master of Philosophy ·
1 year 6 months

The Central Department of Anthropology has been offering an MPhil program in Anthropology since 2012. To be eligible to join the MPhil program, students are required to complete Masters Degree in Anthropology or any other related disciplines under the faculty of social science and humanities. Students will undertake two semesters of course work followed by a semester of dissertation writing.


The applicants must have a master degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University or a University recognized by a Tribhuvan University with at least second division.

Curricular Structure

Semester I
Code No.Title of CourseFull MarksRemarks
An 601Anthropolical Theories I: Culture, Symbol and Meanings100Required
An 602Research Methods in Anthropology100Required
An 603Transformation of Caste100Optional
An 604Anthropology and Development100Optional
An 605Society, Culture and Environment100Optional
An 606Political Organization and Processes100Optional
An 607Economic anthropology100Optional (tbd)
Semester II
Code No.Title of CourseFull MarksRemarks
An 621Anthropological Theory II: Social Production and Organization100Required
An 622Ethnicity, Nationalism and Indigeneism100Optional
An 623Anthropology and Globalization100Optional
An 624Cultural diversity and contemporary issues100Optional
An 625Himalayan Cultures and Societies100Optional (tbd)
An 626South Asian Ethnographies100Optional (tbd)
An 627Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Democracy100Optional (tbd)

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