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.
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.
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 Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Endangered Species Recovery has been validated by the University of Kent for 2015. This innovative programme has been pioneered through a collaboration between Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) within the School of Anthropology and Conservation and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The programme offers students the opportunity to study for 6 months in Mauritius in a ...
Strangers in Strange Lands: Mapping the Relationship between Anthropology and Science FictionCall for Papers Strangers in Strange Lands: Mapping the Relationship between Anthropology and Science Fiction University of Kent 15-16 November 2014 Canterbury, Kent As part of the University of Kent's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent invites prospective participants to submit an abstract for the forthcoming event, "Stra...
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 ...
Kent Student Award WinnerChristiane Howe, Social Anthropology with a year in the Netherlands, has won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Development. Huge congratulations go to Christiane. We are delighted that her hard work to build opportunities for the mountaineering society have not only been recognised but identified as significant and impacting on the growth and development of other students. Christiane has excellently demonstrated how life at the University of Kent can incorporate and develo...
Who’s going to save the world?Dr Simon Black speaks at ZSL Institute of Zoology's seminar on. "Who's going to save the world? Building the next generation of conservation leaders" The aim of the meeting was to explore approaches to training the next generation of conservation leaders, to develop a set of standard recommendations for practice. Simon's presentation outlined his research on effective conservation leadership conducted at the Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecolo...