Anthropology Reaffirms its Top 10 Position in the Guardian University Guide
We offer a diverse range of BA and BSc programmes including opportunities to study abroad, in a foreign language and also joint honours.
BSc (Hons) Anthropology
Incorporating modules in both social and biological anthropology to give you a broad picture of what it is to be 'human'.
BSc (Hons) Biological Anthropology
Study human evolution and adaptation utilising our specialist osteology lab; plus the option to study in the USA.
BA (Hons) Environmental Studies
We give you the unique opportunity to explore environmental issues from both social sciences and humanitities perspectives.
BA (Hons) Liberal Arts
New for 2013: Harnessing strengths across key disciplines to address global issues. 4 year programme with year abroad.
BSc (Hons) Medical Anthropology
This specialist programmes explores the causes and consequences of illness and disease.
BA (Hons) Social Anthropology
Unique Social Anthropology degree; opportunities include visual anthropology, a year abroad and study with a language!
BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation
This 3 year programme emphasises the practical knowledge and field skills needed in modern conservation science.
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Our superb suite of Masters programmes provide students with unique, specialist opportunities.
Some of our more recent programmes include:
MA in Anthropology and Conservation
Integration of theoretical perspectives and methodologies from Anthropology and Conservation.
MSc in Conservation and Business
Successful biodiversity conservation relies on an understanding of business principles, practices and tools.
MSc in Conservation and Plant Science
Providing students with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to plant biodiversity conservation and management.
MSc in Conservation and Primate Behaviour
Enhance your understanding of primate behaviour and primate conservation.
These are a few of our flagship programmes:
MSc in Conservation Biology
Enhance your knowledge and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation & management.
MSc in Ethnobotany
Fundamentally interdisciplinary: connecting anthropology, botany, natural resource management and environmental history
Biodiversity Management Research Degrees
PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners.
Anthropology & Ethnobiology Research Degrees
PhD, MA & MSc by research give you access to research methods training & supervision by internationally recognised researchers.
Elephant Matters – DICE PhD Kenyan ResearchDICE PhD student Lydia Tiller will be conducting research in Kenya into how land-use change in the Transmara District is driving human-elephant conflict and elephant movement. Follow Lydia's project and fundraising campaign here, on Twitter or on Facebook.
Stirling Lecture – video available onlineLast week's Stirling Lecture (26 Feb) on 'Ageing, menopause and parenting - perspectives on human evolution' is now available online. This year's lecture was given by Professor Phyllis C. Lee from the University of Stirling was well received. Professor Lee has longstanding research interests in life history, including aspects of growth, development, longevity and ageing, particularly as this relates to long-lived mammals such as elephants and primates (...
BBC features DICE parrot research networkResearch from DICE, part of the University's School of Anthropology and Conservation, featured on BBC South East yesterday evening (Monday 3 March). The item focused on a new research network called ParrotNet, led by Dr Jim Groombridge with colleagues from countries across Europe, and aims to understand the impacts of invasive parrots across the UK. Dr Groombridge was interviewed in the piece, which looked at the number of parakeets located in Ramsgate. You ...
BBC Four Programme Features SAC AcademicThe ground-breaking two-part series 'Dissected' takes a look inside hands and feet - preview the new series featuring Dr Tracy Kivell here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q0n54 Episode airs on 18 Feb at 9.00pm
Researchers aim to understand impact of invasive parrotsA new research network which aims to understand the problems caused by parrots that have invaded cities has been launched by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE). Comprising researchers from Kent, Imperial College, London, and other UK partners, alongside scientists from Europe and beyond, the 4-year research network PARROTNET will provide opportunities for researchers to discuss and explore the invasion dynami...
SAC Research Fellow Wins Prestigious ISE FellowshipDr Dario Novellino, PhD in environmental anthropology at Kent and Research Fellow in the Centre for Biocultural Diversity, has won the very prestigious Darrell Posey Fellowship 2014-16 from the International Society for Ethnobiology. Dario has been working in the Philippines for many years among the Batak of Palawan Island, conducting research and organizing and supporting campaigns for land rights, and against logging, mining, oil palm and other intrus...
Fathers’ input needed for surveyOne of the School's third year undergraduate students is undertaking a project that aims to understand female and male attitudes to breastfeeding - and how those attitudes may affect the decision to breastfeed. So far response from fathers is low - so if there are any fathers out there with 10 minutes to spare, please make your views known by completing the survey here. Thank you!
Cheetah Conservationist Dr Laurie Marker to visit SACDr Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia, will be visiting the University of Kent on 10-11 February. As co-founder and director of a leading carnivore conservation NGO, she has extensive experience in cheetah ecology, veterinary studies, genetics, human-wildlife conflict, and creating alternative livelihoods that are less damaging towards the cheetah. Dr Marker will be giving an afternoon talk to staff and students at Kent's School of...
Pro Vice-Chancellor External announces Summer School ScholarshipsAs part of the University of Kent's 50th anniversary celebrations we are delighted to announce Scholarships for Kent undergraduate students to attend the Summer School in Brussels and Paris. The scholarships are open to second and final year undergraduate students across all subject areas at Kent and have been created to enable students to spend two weeks in June in Summer Schools at the University of Kent&ap...
Find out more about Postgraduate opportunitiesIf you are interested in - or curious about - postgraduate study, then come along to see what opportunities there are at the next Postgradate Open Event being held Saturday 1 February. The School's academics will be on hand to discuss with you what might be your next steps - practical information and guidance about funding will also be available. Date: Saturday 1 February, 2014 Time: 10.00-14.00 Venue: Woolf College Click here for mo...