UK Anthropology Courses

Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human societies and social sciences, asking questions of the differences between groups of people around the world, and what that can teach us about our own lives. An Anthropology degree will develop your ability and understanding of a variety of cultural contexts, other people’s way of life and how society is structured.

Areas of study such as linguistics, literature and history figure strongly in forming arguments and lines of reason which will help a student understand the wide variety of ways in which people around the world live. The knowledge and skills you will graduate with will help you analyse social life and organisations, enabling you to think outside of the box.

Anthropology modules include money and markets, politics and power, religion, reproduction, health, environmental impact, race and cross-cultural performance. An interest in geography, cultural studies, international relations and languages will help prepare a student for an Anthropology degree.

Graduate Anthropology Careers and Salary

The specific set of skills an Anthropology degree develops means many students go on to careers in teaching, research, politics, media and not for profit organisations.

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.

Anthropology UK Entry Requirements

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Anthropology in the UK?

To learn more about the best Anthropology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Anthropology universities in the Guardian University Guide 2022 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. London School of Economics
  4. University College London
  5. University of Aberdeen
  6. Durham University
  7. University of Kent
  8. University of Exeter
  9. University of Edinburgh
  10. Oxford Brookes University

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