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Student Life 

Our department is a diverse group of staff and students who come from countries all around the world to conduct research and study anthropology at Durham. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming and inclusive place to study and work. We aim to create a working environment that supports all our students and staff to thrive.

We are located in the Dawson Building, along with the Archaeology department, next to the main library, and close to lots of other departments and central services.

Durham Anthropology Society

The Department has an active student-led group, Durham Anthropology Society, or “AnthSoc”. 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 fun and challenging activities by the society, such as social events, discussion groups, film showings and trips.

Like the DU Anthropology Society on Facebook.

University student
The Department of Anthropology have been incredibly welcoming and supportive. There is a wide range of topics to choose from, and the lecturers are obviously so passionate about what they are teaching – there honestly hasn’t been a dull moment. This MSc has been the best year of my life so far!

Melody Bishop
MSc Medical Anthropology

Student Blogs

Find out what life is really like as a postgraduate student at Durham University in these blogs by Anthropology students. 

Anthropology Student Blogs

My Durham experience from UG to PhD

Maria Kenti-Kranidioti describes her time studying Anthropology at Durham.
a person posing with a skeleton