Why study at Roehampton
- 94.8% satisfaction with teaching in recent Guardian poll.
- Students look at important issues such as health and illness, globalisation, poverty and development as well as the human species with a focus on evolution, variation, diet, and adaptation to diverse environments.
- Optional two-week field course in South Africa.
Anthropology is the study of people. We examine the general question of what it means to be human. It is an interdisciplinary subject that encourages students to make links between different areas of knowledge (such as sociology, ecology and palaeontology) while examining human variation and that of our closest relatives, living and extinct. You will explore the versatility and diversity of humankind as you focus on differences in cultures, politics and religions around the world.
Students look at important issues such as health and illness, globalisation, poverty and development as well as human species with a focus on evolution, variation, diet, and adaptation to diverse environments.
Examples of final-year project titles
Forgotten voices – children in anthropology
A study of the behavioural patterns and enclosure utilisation of a captive group of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri).
The University's laboratories are fully equipped with facilities for Anthropological studies. We also have excellent microcomputing facilities as well as specialist behavioural observation equipment and Geographic Information Systems.
From Roehampton you can easily access the many world-class facilities of London, such as:
the Natural History Museum, London Zoo, Grant Museum, University College London and Primate Society of Great Britain.
- Being Human.
- Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
- Animals, Culture & Society.
Anthropology graduates have found work in conservation, teaching, journalism,
international business, film, television, charities and NGOs. Students have also continued further academic study at postgraduate level.