Anthropologists want to know how people across the globe experience and understand the world around them. Anthropologists answer their research questions by engaging in long-term immersive fieldwork with the societies and communities they study. Brunel Anthropology offers a unique programme that gives you the opportunity to carry out your own anthropological research or work placements as part of your degree. Study this innovative and exciting subject at Brunel, which has repeatedly been voted the number one place to study Anthropology in the UK.
Expand your perspective in anthropology and sociology with fieldwork opportunities in and out of the classroom
Deepen your understanding of anthropology and other areas including medical, psychological, social, youth, education and international development
Join our thriving research community, led by lecturers who are actively engaged in research or creative practice across a wide and diverse number of specialisms
Studying here ...has been one of the best experiences of my academic life and I have nothing but endless high praises about the program. I was so happy to have professors who were supportive, engaging and understanding, compared to my secondary school, where I often felt unheard, ignored, or discouraged for disagreeing with the material. Like I mentioned above, at Brunel, they ask you “why do you disagree?”, and are open to discussion.
Anthropology has honestly challenged me to become the best version of myself and has shaped me into who I am today. I encourage you to join our Anthropology Department here in Brunel and find yourself a new home for the upcoming years. Your journey is just about to begin.
Here’s the selling point… the Brunel placement year. I spent 3 months travelling Mexico, with my best friend. Yep, this dreamy version of a university placement year was my reality! In Anthropology, you can literally study anything anthropologically, anywhere. So, on a whim with my course mate, we randomly picked Mexico.
Unlike most subjects, Anthropology offers a chance to apply what was learned in readings and lectures in ongoing conversation – which includes respectfully challenging the lecturer and classmates during seminars
I’d come to university with the expectation that I may not develop close connections with those that taught me. I’d hear of how lecturers wouldn’t even know who we are or remember our names. But that’s certainly not the case at Brunel. There is an air of closeness and familiarity that runs through the Anthropology department, that makes it feel a lot more personal.
What I learned [at Brunel] helped to build a foundation of knowledge upon which I built my business and charity and will go on to create greater things.
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Anthropology and Sociology BSc
Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education...
Anthropology of International Development and Humanitarian...
Children, Youth and International Development MA
Culture and Evolution PhD
Medical Anthropology MSc
Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology MSc
Social Anthropology MRes
Undergraduate Pathway in Humanities, Social Sciences...