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What can I do with my degree in Anthropology?

Further study

Postgraduate study may enable you to explore aspects of anthropology in greater depth or to study a new subject. 20% of Anthropology graduates choose to enter postgraduate study.

A postgraduate qualification, either academic or vocational, is required to enter many fields of work related to anthropology such as, lecturer or social researcher. You should consider why you want to do postgraduate work, whether it will affect your career prospects and whether you are likely to get funding. 

There are many reasons for choosing to continue into postgraduate study. Whatever your motivation, you need to consider issues such as your suitability, funding options for postgraduate study and research the options available to you to enable a fully informed decision to be made.

If you are already a student on a taught Master’s degree, you may wish to continue your studies by research, in the UK (at Kent or elsewhere) or overseas. Planning early is important and you should seek advice from your supervisor as to the possible options.



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Last Updated: 09/02/2021