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Department of Anthropology

Information for Current Students

Level 1 Module Registration

Please note, first year students wanting to register for a module in another department (like geography or physics) must check the registration arrangements for that department as soon as possible. It may also require a visit to the department in person during a particular time slot.

Physics module (such as PHYS1081 Introduction to Astronomy): must visit the Physics Department in person, on the morning of Tuesday 3 October. If they simply select it online then it will not be approved.

Chemistry: students just wanting to take Molecules in Action (CHEM1061) should visit the Chemistry Department in person on Tuesday 5th October 2017, CG21
*Surnames beginning A-H to attend 9am-10am, H-O from 10am-11am and P-Z from 11am-12pm.

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Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Anthropology Department is offering several undergraduate summer internships. We invite students currently enrolled on Level 2 modules in Anthropology to apply for these internships in order to gain experience and skills in Anthropology. Please see below for a list of internships advertised for this summer.

In order to be considered you must be in good academic standing and be completing Level 2 this year (sadly we cannot accept students who are graduating this summer). We will consider applications from single and joint honours Anthropology students, and students from Natural Sciences and Combined Honours programmes who have taken 3 or more modules in Anthropology.

Students may not hold multiple internships. Interns will be expected to work up to 30 hours per week. Payment for all internship projects is fixed at £160 per week. Internships are for fixed-terms of 4-6 weeks (depending on the project). Dates are specific to each project and have been set by the project leaders. You may apply for up to three internships; project leaders will select interns whose skills best fit the needs of their project.

To apply please:

a) complete this form and indicate which internships you would like to be considered for (see list below);

b) attach a brief CV (2 pages max) outlining your relevant work experience, module grades, and skills.

c) nominate 2 academic referees (please seek their permission and ensure that they are available this term).

Please submit all application forms and CVs by email to by Wedneday 24th May.

The David Brooks Memorial Prize

An annual prize awarded to third year undergraduate students for originality in ethnographic research and writing, in honour of former Durham lecturer David Brooks.

Anthropology Society

Durham University Anthropology Society is a student-led group run by and for enthusiasts of the subject. The society strives to provoke thought and interaction regarding all aspects of and perspectives on human science, society and culture, beyond the department and within the wider circle of our university. This is achieved through the diverse fun and challenging activities organised by the society, such as social events, discussion groups, film showings and trips as well as engagement with the other societies in the university. Input by members in the running of the society is welcomed, with elected positions on the exec committee available for those who wish to take a larger role in running their community. To learn more or join the society contact DurAnthSoc or visit the official website.

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