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Department of Anthropology

Postgraduate Study

  • World-leading research: all teaching staff are research active and many are leaders in their fields. 
  • Inter-disciplinary study: we are one of only two fully-integrated anthropology departments in the UK, providing unique opportunities for students interested in biosocial and interdisciplinary aspects of anthropology.
  • Size and diversity: Durham has one of the largest Anthropology departments in the world with 40 research-active academic teaching staff working across the full range of the discipline. Wherever your interests lie in anthropology, you’ll find your niche here.
  • Careers and employability: Our postgraduate programmes offer a range of research and transferable skills to equip you for the job market. Our students go on to many and varied careers in areas such as development, health, youth & community, government, policy, social research, market research, culture, heritage and media.