Study with us and you’ll join a highly dynamic course, taught by staff engaged in world-class research. In your first year, you will experience team-teaching in which social and biological anthropologists explore concepts and case-studies together, and discuss their different, complementary and sometimes opposing viewpoints. This makes for a lively and exciting exploration of key issues.
This integrated approach will continue into your second year, with an equal and complementary balance of social and biological modules. In the third year, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you most.
We run some of the UK’s most innovative modules. These include The Anthropology of Tourism, Humans and other Primates, Hunter Gatherers and Human Evolution, The Anthropology of Psychological Practices and The Anthropology of Life and Death.
You'll study in our outstanding teaching facilities for anthropological studies. From the campus community at Roehampton you can easily access the many world-class facilities of London, such as: the Natural History Museum, ZSL London Zoo and the Wellcome Collection.
Examples of final-year project titles
- Searching for ET... an anthropology of outer space
- Measuring emotion in lion-tailed macaques
- Whaling communities in contemporary Norway
- Division of labour in contemporary hunter-gatherer societies
- Breathing patterns and vocalisations of non-human primates
- Lifting the veil from Saudi Arabia social media
- The concept of guru
You will leave the course with the practical skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in an exciting range of areas. Our graduates have found work at all levels within conservation, teaching, journalism, international business, overseas development work, heritage and cultural sectors, charities and NGOs such as OXFAM and Children in Need. You will also be able to continue your studies at postgraduate level.