Undergraduate BSc (Hons)


Find your place in an ever-changing world. Delve into the history of our species and explore the amazing diversity of human cultures.

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Course overview

Anthropology is a blend of the sciences and the humanities, providing graduates of this course with the objective reasoning of the scientific method, as well as a deep understanding of how to communicate with other people around the world.

Examine how we evolved, why we live in different societies, and how we interact with one another and the environment. You’ll develop insight into social and cultural difference, understand the history, behaviour, and evolution of our species and gain a unique perspective invaluable to employers across a wide range of industries.

Get practical with our brand new micro CT-scanner within the Imaging Centre for Life Sciences, the Ethnobiology Laboratory for identification of useful plants, and the Charles Darwin Lab with its impressive fossil cast collection. Field trips present another opportunity for you to learn beyond your lectures at zoos, museums, religious sites, and the financial district.

Why study Anthropology at Kent?

Learn beyond lectures.

Bring your learning to life with field trips at zoos, museums, religious sites and the financial district.


of final-year Anthropology students were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their course in The Guardian University Guide 2023.  

Taught by experts.

Be inspired by academics at the forefront of their fields including biological, environmental, evolutionary and social anthropology.

We support you.

Excellent staff-student ratio, regular workshops and alumni talks, dedicated academic advisors and a peer mentoring scheme.

Add a 'year in'.

Boost your degree with a year in professional practice, data analytics, computing or more to expand your skills and apply your knowledge.    

Everything you need to know about our Anthropology course

Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Be introduced to anthropology, its foundations and its leading thinkers. Benefit from practical learning through lab-based sessions and visits away from campus. Enjoy a varied choice of optional modules enabling you to expand your perspective or develop a specialism.

How you'll study

Our teaching is research-led as all our staff are active in their fields. Social and biological anthropology staff have been awarded national teaching awards, reflecting the quality of the undergraduate programmes.

Your future

Studying anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies you learn how to work independently, analyse complex data and present your work with clarity and flair.

Our recent graduates have found work in:

  • education
  • social work
  • town and country planning
  • advertising
  • journalism
  • film production
  • media research and production (TV and radio) 
  • overseas development
  • relief agencies
  • international consultancy firms
  • the civil service.
Get a different perspective.
"Before I went to Japan, I didn’t really know entirely what I wanted to do. Now, after coming back, I’m confident in wanting to do photojournalism."

Industry-standard environment.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include field ecology labs, anthropology labs, genetics labs, a light scanner and dedicated lab, as well as a video editing suite and computer studios.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK
  • International
  • UK
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Field trips

One day trips that are compulsory to a module are financially funded by the School. Optional or longer trips may require support funding from attendees.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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We are no longer accepting applications for this course for entry in 2024.

Please see our alternative course - Ecology and Conservation.

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Top 40

In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Free membership for undergraduates living on campus in 2024.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


An unmissable part of your student experience.

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