School of Anthropology & Conservation

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Anthropology Reaffirms its Top 10 Position in the Guardian University Guide

The School of Anthropology and Conservation has reaffirmed its position as one of the top Anthropology departments in the UK earning 6th place in the Guardian University Guide 2015, maintaining our competitive position. Find out more reasons to study with us and learn what our alumni are doing now.

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.

View our full list of Masters programmes.


These are a few of our flagship programmes:

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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

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Research Degrees

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.

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Last Updated: 26/11/2014