Postgraduate applicants

Welcome to the School of Anthropology and Conservation

If you have received an offer to study with us this September, you can find out more about the School of Anthropology and Conservation's academic and postgraduate student community here.

The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a community driven School, tied together by our need to understand the planet, and the species and cultures that reside within it. 

We are delighted to welcome you to our community, which uniquely combines anthropologyconservation, ethnobotany and forensic osteology. These subjects contain important links, from anthropology’s search to understand humanity; to conservation’s exploration of the impacts our changing environment has on all species; ethnobotany's intersection of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants; and forensic osteology's excavation and analysis of human remains.

Discover more about your course through the resources below.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Anthropology, Conservation and Ecology laboratories include modern genetics labs, dedicated equipment for microscopic imaging, a video editing suite, computer studios and the Imaging Centre for Life Sciences. 

Meet Our Students

Jack Bedford | MSc Conservation Biology 

"I'm being taught by some of the world's leading experts in conservation and I'm also able to join the DICE alumni network of conservationists who are working in hundreds of countries around the world to protect biodiversity"

Student societies

The Anthropology Society hosts guest speakers, runs diverse and inclusive socials, takes members on international trips and provides opportunities through events and sign-posting.

Through the Conservation Society, students who are interested in conservation have a space to come together to socialise and discover new topics. A popular event in their calendar is the annual seal-watching trip.

For anyone interested in geographical and spatial thought, and in promoting an environmental sustainability agenda, the EcoGeog Society offers the opportunity to bolster local initiatives.   

Research groups and centres

We produce innovative, interdisciplinary research to understand and influence a changing world. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, our research was rated as world-leading and of international quality.  

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