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 humanities perspectives.
BA (Hons) Liberal Arts
NEW for 2014: See the world from a range of perspectives: political, cultural, historical and economic.
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.
Top 10 ranking for SAC researchThe School of Anthropology and Conservation are delighted to be ranked 10th for research power within the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF 2014 assesses the quality of academic research conducted by higher education institutions and the School has been ranked 10th for its 'research power' within the area of Anthropology and Development Studies. The research power rating recognises both the overall quality of the research and the nu...
Award Winning AlumnaHuge congratulations go to Jennie Martin who has recently won the Environment Award for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland 2014. Jennie studied at SAC for her MSc in Ethnobotany graduating in 2013. Jennie is the founder and Executive Director of Wild things! an education charity which offers wilderness and nature experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Jennie tells us about the competition, winning the award and her work with Wild things!: Thanks to incredible support from the public...
PhD student paper is published in ScienceEmma Wombwell, PhD in Biodiversity Management, has co-authored a paper which has recently been published in Science. The paper, describing the threat that a new fungal disease poses to European salamanders, has already attracted attention with an article on BBC news. To find out more about Emma's research visit her profile page. Paper abstract: Emerging infectious diseases are reducing biodiversity on a global scale. Recently, the emergence of the chytrid fu...
Bone micrographs acquired by Wellcome ImagesDr Justyna Miszkiewicz has had two images of bone microstructure acquired by the Wellcome Collection. The images were scanned using an atomic force microscope (AFM) as part of an on-going collaboration with Dr Wei-Feng Xue from Kent's School of Biosciences. The images can be viewed here.
Stirling Lecture – Still time to bookProfessor Joel Robbins, University of Cambridge, will be joining the School of Anthropology and Conservation for our annual Stirling Lecture in celebration of the University of Kent's 50th Anniversary. Tuesday 11th November, 6.30pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 Professor Robbins will be speaking on "Where in the world are values? On how people learn morality and come to seek the good." For modes of thinking influenced by the fact/value distinction, values are...
Support the work of Wild Things!Jennie Martin, founder and executive director of Wild things! an environmental education charity based in Scotland, and SAC graduate, has been nominated for an environmental award in The Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2014 a unique scheme that recognises and rewards the contributions of extraordinary people working in Scotland. Jennie has worked with great passion and commitment over the past 12 years to develop the work of Wild things! The charity p...
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...