SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Undergraduate Anthropology Modules

Our undergraduate modules are all either one or two terms in length.

Core and Compulsory Modules

A core module is a module which must be passed before a student is permitted to progress to the next year of their degree and be eligible for the award of a degree. A compulsory module is a module which is required for the undergraduate degree programme but need not necessarily be passed before a student is permitted to progress to the next year of their degree or be awarded a degree.

The core modules are the fundamental building blocks of the Anthropology curriculum, presenting historical and contemporary theoretical developments in the discipline, as well as two ethnography modules from the list below. See relevant degree programme structure for further information.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Optional Modules

The rest of the degree is made up of optional modules, selected from the lists below:

Topical modules:

Ethnography modules:
Students may select a third ethnography module in Year 3 to supplement the two required in Year 2.

Ethnographic methods (recommended for students planning an ISP):

Independent research and writing (final year students only):

Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please contact the Faculty Office for further information.

Running 2017/18
Modules Not Running 2017/18