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Undergraduate Study

Why study Anthropology at Durham? 

Our degrees are distinctive for their breadth and interdisciplinary approach and we are the only UK Anthropology Department to offer a residential field course to all our students.

We offer flexibility allowing you to embrace the full scope of Anthropology throughout your degree or the opportunity to specialise after the first year. Our courses introduce you to the comparative and evolutionary study of humans and draw on a range of social, cultural and biological approaches. Our teaching is research-led and places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Studying Anthropology encourages you 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. The value of an Anthropology degree is increasingly recognised by employers, and the broad training provided at Durham University makes our graduates highly sought after.

  • Undergraduate courses

    We offer a range of undergraduate programmes tailored to our students' interests and needs.
    Students on a laptop listening during a lecture
  • Fieldwork

    We are the only UK Department to offer a residential field course to all our undergraduate students.
    Students walking through grassland in South Africa

Undergraduate courses

We offer a range of undergraduate programmes tailored to our students' interests and needs.
Students on a laptop listening during a lecture

Fieldwork

We are the only UK Department to offer a residential field course to all our undergraduate students.
Students walking through grassland in South Africa

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

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