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). 

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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

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 been [more...]

African Studies with Development BA

Our African Studies with Development degree programme offers you a detailed insight into the diverse continent of Africa in a globalising world, and the varying assessments of development prospects into the 21st century.

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Archaeology and Anthropology BA

Archaeology and Anthropology seek to understand the nature of human societies, the material worlds they inhabit and the extraordinary variety of cultural life over time.

This integrated degree programme is run jointly by the Department of [more...]

Joint honours combinations

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