Undergraduate study in African Studies and Anthropology

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology offers a distinctive inter-disciplinary learning experience taught by staff from a wide range of academic fields (Anthropology, History, Geography, Politics, Literature, among others). You will benefit from this combination of expertise, which you will apply to the study of Africa and other parts of the world. 

For students with an interest in Anthropology we offer a Joint Honours Anthropology programme, focusing on theories developed by Anthropologists working all over the world, giving you opportunities to do anthropological fieldwork of your own, and training you to become acute observers of the societies around you.

Single Honours courses

Archaeology and Anthropology BA

This course, run jointly by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, and the Department of African Studies and Anthropology,offers an integrated programme of study. It offers study in archaeological and anthropological [more...]

African Studies BA

Africa is humankind’s original home; a continent of vast cultural and natural resources. Whether coping with massive urbanisation, developing new kinds of politics, or inventing original literary and theatrical genres, Africans have [more...]

African Studies with Anthropology BA

This degree aims to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of Africa, its history, cultures and societies, but also to focus critically and analytically on the unique contribution anthropology has made to the study of Africa and its [more...]

African Studies with Development BA

This degree has been designed to offer you a detailed insight into the African continent and its peoples. The programme aims to promote a detailed understanding of a vast and often misrepresented continent, and the ways in which societal [more...]

We are proud of what we teach and how we teach it, and will be very happy to discuss this with anyone who would like to know more about our degree programmes. Please feel free to forward any enquiries to dasa@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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African Studies, Anthropology and Development at Birmingham
June 2013 open day talk given by Dr Maxim Bolt