Why study Anthropology
Anthropology explores the comparative study of human society and culture. By closely observing and analysing different ways of life around the world, from tribal villages to Wall Street offices, anthropologists create new knowledge about what it means to be human today.
Anthropology students learn about diverse cultural practices and social institutions such as: religion and ritual, kinship, family and the life course, economy and the market, politics and government, language and performance, science and technology, traditional healing and biomedicine, and much more. You can also study forensic anthropology, which applies skeletal analysis and archaeological techniques to solve criminal cases.
Anthropology fosters creativity and imagination by helping us to think beyond our own pre- conceived worldviews. By cultivating better understanding across cultures, anthropologists also confront forms of bigotry, injustice, and inequality.
Whatever you are most passionate about — from environmentalism to identity politics to business, design and innovation — anthropology can give you the tools to enrich your interests in a deep and sophisticated way. For information on our undergraduate anthropology modules, please click here.