School of Anthropology & Conservation

Excellence in diversity Global in reach


The School of Anthropology and Conservation is home to a diverse range of interesting and stimulating undergraduate programmes. Whether you want to discover links between humans and primates, learn about other cultures and languages or preserve our natural environment - we have a programme to suit you. With a focus on providing excellent student experience and quality education it's not surprising that 94% of our graduates are in jobs or further education or that 95% of our students said they were satisfied with their programme.


BSc in Human Ecology

The only BSc in Human Ecology available in the UK, this unique degree allows you to explore the relationship and interactions between humans and their environment. The programme is committed to addressing issues of real-world concern, providing a wealth of practical contexts and opportunities in which to develop skills to influence positive change. Find out more about the programme, the course structure and the potential opportunties available to you at our BSc Human Ecology webpage.

Anthropology Programmes

Anthropology is the study of humans and humankind and includes the comparative study of human societies, cultures and their development (social anthropology) and the science of human zoology, evolution and ecology (biological anthropology). At Kent we offer programmes in Biological Anthropology and Social Anthropology. If you are interested in both biological and social anthropology or you are unsure which discipline you would like to specialise in, you can apply for our BSc in Anthropology. Many of our programmes also offer you the opportunity to study abroad alongside a year in professional practice. Find out more.

For more information on all our Anthropology programmes, take a look at our subject leaflet.

Conservation Programmes

Conservation at Kent is taught by members of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) which is housed within the School. With close links to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust as well as Jersey Zoo, our programmes offer students the opportunity to study both the natural and social sciences. Undergraduate students benefit from programmes which are both theoretical and practical giving them the chance to put into practice what they have learnt. The programmes offer field trips which may include opportunities to conduct fieldwork in Jersey, Borneo and Peru as well as the opportunity to conduct a research project either in the UK or abroad. Some of our programmes also offer the opportunity to undertake a year in professional practice.

For more information on all our Conservation programmes, take a look at our subject leaflet.




Year Abroad

Broaden your horizens with a year abroad in the US, Europe or Japan


Conservation genetics lab

Year in Industry

Put your skills into practice with a year in industry





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Last Updated: 09/06/2017