Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate courses


Why study at Roehampton

  • Highly recommended: 100% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2014).
  • Examines people from both social and biological perspectives including important issues such as health, evolution, globalisation and poverty.
  • The opportunity to go on a field course in South Africa in your third year.
  • We are ranked as the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).
  • Best new university in London for research (Times Higher Education 2014 REF Results).

Anthropology is the study of people and the different factors that make us human.

You will be encouraged to make links between different areas of knowledge (such as sociology, ecology and paleontology), while you examine human variation and that of our closest relatives, living and past. You will explore the versatility and diversity of humankind as you focus on differences in cultures, politics and religions around the world.

More details

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, ZSL London Zoo, Grant Museum, University College London and Primate Society of Great Britain.

Example modules

  • Being Human
  • Humans and Other Primates
  • The Anthropology of Psychological Practices

Career options

Anthropology graduates have found work in conservation, teaching, journalism, international business, film, television, charities and NGOs. Students can also continue their studies at postgraduate level.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

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Undergraduate open day

Saturday 3 October 2015

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