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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Study

Anthropology studies all aspects of humanity from our evolutionary origins to our extraordinary social and cultural diversity – and unity. Through studying anthropology you learn to think about our world from completely new perspectives. We give you a wide range of qualitative and quantitative skills and teach you to think critically about when and how to use them. Our degrees allow you to embrace the full breadth of Anthropology or to specialise after the first year.


"I have loved studying anthropology at Durham as it teaches you the skills to tackle global, contemporary human problems, through studying the past, to shape the future. The diversity of the subject is my favourite aspect of studying anthropology, I can choose what to study and learn flexibly with top experts in the subject!"

Riya Bhatia, BSc Health and Human Sciences

What is Anthropology and what's it like at Durham?

What is Anthropology and what's it like at Durham?

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Fieldschools for everyone, huge flexibility and the choice between Joint Honours, a broad degree integrating social, evolutionary and medical anthropology or a more specialised degree in social, evolutionary anthropology, or health and human sciences.