Why study Anthropology
Since its establishment in 1983, the Department has gained an international reputation for the quality of its research and the teaching and learning experience it provides. Anthropologists study people and what they do, wherever in the world that may take us. At Maynooth, our emphasis is on social-cultural anthropology, which is the comparative study of human societies and cultures. Our staff bring the world into the classroom and teach students to understand local problems in a global, cross-cultural context.