I graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a First Class MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology in 2009. I then decided that in order to pursue the career I was interested in I needed to specialise by doing a postgraduate degree.
I applied to do a MSc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, and was delighted when they offered me a place on the course. The BSB were kind enough to offer me a grant and an interest free loan to help me cover the costs of the course. I am eternally grateful for the BSB’s financial assistance and without your help I couldn’t have done the MSc.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and did extremely well as I was awarded a Distinction at the end. As a direct result of having this additional qualification in a specialised area I have been able to pursue a career working in museums, particularly with ethnographic collections. Since finishing the course in September 2011 I have worked as a researcher for The Penrose Collection (a small private collection based in Sussex) and as a cataloguer at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford on a project titled ‘Small Blessings: Animating the Pitt Rivers’ Amulet Collections’.
For more information about this project and the work I did see web.prm.ox.ac.uk/amulets/
Thank you BSB!