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

Archaeology and Anthropology together seek to understand the nature of human societies, the material worlds they inhabit and the extraordinary variety of cultural life over time. Every aspect of human experience and expression is open to [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

The African continent is humankind’s original home. It is a continent of vast cultural and natural resources. The range of African societies today and in the past are enormous: from egalitarian communities to elaborately [more...]

African Studies with Development BA

African Studies has the advantage of being a distinctive subject that really helps you to stand out from the crowd, making you an Africa expert as the role of African countries shift - politically, economically and culturally - in a [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