• Social Anthropology

Why study at Roehampton

  • You will study a range of varied and contemporary topics, such as how migration influences cities across the world
  • You'll explore the key debates and issues in the anthropology of development, tourism and the global landscape
  • You will be able to undertake ethnographic fieldwork, either in the UK or abroad
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

Explore the key debates and issues in the anthropology of development, tourism and the global landscape.

Social anthropologists engage in the study of human societies in all their diversity and complexity, from the smallest groups to mass western social systems. This course focuses on social issues such as variations in family structures, cultural traditions, gender and sexuality, and religious, political and economic systems. Students explore medical anthropology, the interface between psychology and anthropology, tourism, and the anthropology of science.

More details

Year-by-year summary

First year

In your first year, you'll introduced to the theoretical traditions of the discipline as well as its core subject areas, including the family, political systems, cosmological and belief systems. A focus on classical ethnographic field studies enables you to see how key areas of anthropology have developed.

Second year

Your knowledge of the discipline will be expanded  in your sectond year through a range of engaging core modules. Recent examples have included Kinship: Comparative and Contemporary Studies, Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Ethnographic Research Methods.

Third year

In your final year you'll  embark on a small-scale supervised ethnographic project. Specialist modules cover might include human-animal relations; anthropological aspects of psychological practices; life and death in anthropological perspective or the ethnography of south Asia.

Example modules

  • Kinship: Comparative and Contemporary Studies.
  • Animals, Culture and Society.
  • Anthropology of Life and Death.

Career options

Our graduates work in journalism, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), environmentalism and nature conservation, politics, marketing and tourism.




Combined honours

Entry tariff

280 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


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

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2016; UK/EU) »

£12,500 (2016; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Sociology [LCH9] »

Further information

Contact our Recruitment team
undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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