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 Social Sciences
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.
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.
Strangers in Strange Lands: Mapping the Relationship between Anthropology and Science FictionStrangers in Strange Lands: Mapping the Relationship between Anthropology and Science Fiction University of Kent, 15-16 November 2014, Canterbury, Kent Registration for this event is still open. The conference is free, but registration is mandatory. To register please go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strangers-in-strange-lands-tickets-13244780495. The call for papers is now c...
Film preview at the GulbenkianPhD student Carin Tunaker's film 'Homeless Youth' will be previewing at the Digibury Weekender conference at the Gulbenkian Theatre this Saturday (18th October). The short version of Carin's film, made in collaboration with Porchlight, looks at the complex issues faced by young homeless people in Canterbury and follows their journeys as they find their voice through the film making process. The official launch of the film, showing the full version, will take place on the 5th November fro...
Largest cats of the Americas were caught mating by camera trapsLargest cats of the Americas were caught mating by camera traps in an oil palm landscape In the Magdalena River valley of Colombia Bogotá, Colombia - The photos and videos of jaguars mating were taken by camera traps in a highly modified agricultural region with oil palm plantations in the Magdalena river valley of Colombia, as part of the PhD project of Valeria Boron, enrolled at the Durrell Institute of Cons...
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumbSAC PhD student Alastair Key, and his research associate Christopher Dunmore, have had research results published in the Journal of Human Evolution. Their paper, The evolution of the hominin thumb and the influence exerted by the non-dominant hand during stone tool production, draws from the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist's analysed the ma...
Registration Open for Plants. Animals. Words 2014 “Framing Interdisciplinarity”Plants. Animals. Words. is a workshop designed to encourage interdisciplinary research in the areas of linguistics and ethnobiology by bringing together researchers from these fields and others to share knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops and discussions. Workshop dates: 3-5 October 2014 Location: University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ Open to: students and experienced or e...
Dr Simon Black’s research on the Barbary Lion and Moroccan Royal lions features in a new National Geographic children’s bookDr Simon Black's research on the Barbary Lion and his development of the European studbook for Moroccan Royal lions features in a new National Geographic children's book "Mission: lion rescue", which is part of a new activity book series on animal conservation. Simon will also be presenting studbook management at the Association of Bri...
Endangered Species Recovery Programme is ValidatedWe are delighted to announce that the Durrell Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Endangered Species Recovery has been validated by the University of Kent for 2015. This innovative programme has been pioneered by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The programme offers students the opportunity to study for 6 months in Mauritius in a unique blend of academic study and in situ fieldwork. The course partners with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) who h...
Gerry Ryan talk – TODAY"Juggling science, politics, and conservation in the Mekong dolphin circus" is the title for Gerry Ryan's talk today. Gerry joins us from University of Melbourne. 1-2pm Swingland Room, Marlowe Building. Open to all
The Anthropology of Hands ConferenceCall for Papers The Anthropology of Hands Conference School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent June 24-26 2015 The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Canterbury is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary conference on "The Anthropology of Hands". This is an open call to submit abstracts for presentations (podium or poster) at this unique event. The deadline for abstract submission is Septe...
Biological Anthropology TalksFriday 11 July 3pm to 4.30pm IT'S ALL IN THE SKULL! We are delighted to announce that on Friday in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 2, we will be hosting an exciting Biological Anthropology "Double Talk" presented by two international speakers: Dr Kornelius Kupczik Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) Hominin dental ecology: What we can (still) learn from multi-level studies of ...