Anthropology Undergraduate Degrees

Anthropology is a discipline that bridges the gap between the humanities and the social sciences. It draws on and is in conversation with religion and philosophy, history, cultural and media studies, and literature on the one side, and sociology and politics on the other.

If you are interested in developing sought after intellectual and practical skills in combination with nurturing a better understanding of what it is to be human in the complex world in which we live, then this discipline is suited to you.

Explore our undergraduate options below:

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We’re ranked 6 in the UK and 16 in the world for Anthropology in the QS World University Rankings 2019

Focuses largely on the study of the developing world, from remote communities to more recent urban development.

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The nature of the Combined Honours degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying a second subject.

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Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.

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Graduate Destinations

Anthropology students leave SOAS with a deep understanding of the world and how society is organised, and with an exciting range of career opportunities in front of them. Graduates are equipped with a portfolio of transferable skills which employers seek, including analytical, communication, research, planning and organisation skills along with the ability to work in teams.

This, coupled with the strong sense of social justice that our students are well known for – is why our SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:

  • The New York Times
  • Action on Hearing Loss
  • Deloitte
  • Esdevium Games
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • MTA International
  • Action Against Hunger
  • Amnesty International
  • Etihad Airways

Class of 2016: Six months after completing their studies

In Work 53%
Studying 22%
Work and Study 6%
Other 19%

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