The Department of Anthropology provides a world-class research environment for postgraduate students in biological and socio-cultural anthropology. As one of only two fully integrated anthropology departments in the UK, we provide unique opportunities for students interested biosocial and interdisciplinary aspects of anthropology.
Why Study Anthropology at Durham?
- Teaching is research led as staff are research active and many of whom are leaders in their areas of expertise.
- One of the only departments in the UK where teaching places a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary perspectives.
- Durham has one of the largest Anthropology departments in the UK with 40 academic staff of which 95% were submitted to the last Research Assesment Exercise.
- The Department was ranked second in the UK for the volume of research rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
- The department came 6th in the Complete University Guide 2012.
PhD Studentship Available
PhD studentship available at Durham on “Stress, life history and dental development in primates”, in collaboration with Newcastle Dental School. For more information download the Post Advert
Funding Now Available
The North-East Doctoral Training Centre offers ESRC funded studentships in sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology and development anthropology, broadly defined. Durham also offers Durham Doctoral Studentships to overseas students and for Home/EU applicants in the field of evolutionary/biological anthropology.
Deadlines for the Durham Doctoral Studentships and NEDTC [ESRC] studentships (31th January) have now passed for this year. The announcement of studentships will be made on 15th April 2013.
Three of our four major research groups have an explicit interdisciplinary focus (Development, Evolutionary, and Medical Anthropology Research Groups) while our Public Cultures Research Group offers a more traditional socio-cultural focus.
All research students in the Anthropology Department at Durham are members of at least one research group. These hold regular seminar series, host conferences, foster collaboration on research and publications, organise social events, and provide a supportive environment for research training. Each research group is also responsible for a 1-year taught postgraduate course.
A top world 100 University
Durham ranked top 20 in the world by employers for the quality and demand of its graduates (2011 QS World University League Rankings). Click here for more information.