Field study is an essential element in the study of anthropology, conservation, and geography and environment. Participating in field trips and research projects brings your learning to life.

The School of Anthropology and Conservation offers you many exciting opportunities to work alongside practitioners and apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to projects in the field. From studies based on the campus itself and visits to sites in the local area, to trips to Europe and beyond as far as Borneo, you learn the practicalities of collecting, analysing and recording data and develop your skills. 

One-day trips that are compulsory to a module are funded by the School. You may need to fund field trips that form part of optional modules, or longer trips. 

Treya Picking Wildlife Conservation student

I had done fieldwork on the Canterbury campus but working in a tropical environment was a completely different experience. It was amazing, the highlight of my course so far.

Treya Picking Wildlife Conservation

As well as participating in field trips, you have the opportunity to conduct your own research project. Many students choose to undertake their research abroad.  Wildlife Conservation students often choose to join the annual trip to our research vessel in the Peruvian Amazon.

The School aims to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our students, both on and off campus. Thus we have created guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff that take part in field trips.

Field trip gallery

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