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Our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in anthropology, geography, international relations, politics, primate conservation, and sociology will prepare you for a broad range of commercial and public sector careers, as well as providing a firm grounding for a career in academia. The department has particular strengths in interdisciplinary collaboration across research and creative enterprise.
The world is changing around us and our programmes will help you make sense of the key issues affecting societies around the globe. Whether it’s religious fundamentalism, conservation or poverty, we provide experts with world class research to really inform and develop your own learning and research.
Biological anthropology explores our evolutionary history, our response to environmental challenges, and our relationship to the other primates. Social anthropology is the comparative study of societies and cultures all around the world, engaging with the diversity of cultural possibilities in order to enrich our understanding of what it is to be human.
Explore contemporary issues that affect our everyday lives, from sustainability, environmental management, conservation, and geoarchaeology to globalisation, contemporary cities, and culture and landscape. We look for alternative ways of solving the problems associated with them.
The study of Politics and International Relations is the study of power in local and national settings, as well as internationally. It examines some of the critical issues of modern and contemporary times, such as the changing nature of international co-operation and conflict, the character of democratic and non-democratic regimes, the new face of warfare, and the persistence of world issues such as poverty, migration and global environmental change.
The award winning MSc in Primate Conservation addresses pressing issues in primate conservation throughout each module. Issues include habitat loss, illegal trade and human wildlife conflict issues as well as ways to mitigate these threats through population management, intervention and education. Be taught by world leaders who are active in the field, in Asia, Africa, Madagascar, and South America.
Studying Sociology will increase your knowledge and understanding of the social world in the 21st century. Sociology studies human social life, groups and societies, and analyses social relationships, institutions, and the ways in which they shape people’s lives. Sociologists focus on many topics, ranging from global social processes to changing identities and personal relationships.
Research supervision is offered in a variety of areas related to our staff expertise.