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.
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...
SAC Alumna Wins 4 Awards at Film FestivalEda Elif Tibet (MPhil Anthropology, 2013) has seen her film AMCHI awarded at the International Film Festival on Environment/Health/Culture in Jakarta. The film won: Winner of the Award of Excellence for best original song Winner of the Award of Excellence for filmmaker of inspiration 2014 Winner of the Honorable Mention for best cinematography Winner of the Honorable Mention for best creativity / originality Congratulations to Eda and her team. F...
Questions in Human EvolutionA series of free public talks focussing on human evolution will be hosted by the School of Anthropology and Conservation from Wednesday 4 June 2014. The summer series will welcome national and international speakers to present two talks on humans in evolution followed by two talks on chimpanzees and other primates. The lectures are designed to explore a range of questions and recent discoveries in different sub-fields of biological anthropology. The first talk will explore the conce...
Mike Poltorak Wins Best Teacher AwardWe are delighted with the wonderful news that Mike Poltorak, Lecturer in Social and Visual Anthropology, has won the Kent Union Best Teacher Award. This honour demonstrates that SAC has the best teacher in the whole university according to a student vote run by Kent Student Union. More than 500 university staff were nominated for the raft of awards. The audience at the ceremony were moved by Mike's touching acceptance speech and by a short video fe...
DICE Alumni Receives Prestigious AwardNick Marx (MSc Biological Conservation, 2002 graduate) has been awarded the Royal Order of Sahametrei by the Royal Governement of Cambodia. Nick, Wildlife Alliance's Director of Wildlife Programs, was presented with this honour for his outstanding services in the field of wildlife conservation and protection. Nick has been running the Wildlife Programs in Cambodia for over ten years and in this time has seen over 1,200 animals rescued from illegal wildl...
Channel 4′s ‘The Island’ is ‘inherently sexist’Female survival experts have criticised Channel 4's show The Island for only featuring male contestants. This latest Bear Grylls' series features 12 male 'survivors' stranded on a desert island. SAC PhD Ethnobotony student and bushcraft instructor, Lisa Fenton was quoted in The Times (Weds, 23 April): "It's fantastical and ridiculous. Women are every bit as cut out for this stuff as m...
Applications sought for ESRC PhD ScholarshipsWe have been able to extend the application deadline for two project-linked ESRC PhD scholarships to conduct anthropological research on the socioeconomic consequences of the financial crisis in Greece and Portugal. The new deadline of 20 May will allow interested and appropriately qualified individuals to apply for this wonderful opportunity to work under the supervision of Professor João de Pina-Cabral and Dr Dimi...