Anthropology Reaffirms its Top 10 Position in the Guardian University Guide
The School of Anthropology and Conservation has reaffirmed its position as one of the top Anthropology departments in the UK earning 6th place in the Guardian University Guide 2015, maintaining our competitive position.
What Our Students Say
Our students are an inspiring group of people from home and abroad. We are delighted that we have a supportive and collaborative culture within the School which enhances the student experience and encourages everyone to excel.
Developing our students employability skills is a high priority. We offer students the opportunties to develop these skills through taught lectures, practical experience and also by hearing from SAC graduates.
Why you should study with us?
Unique Study Environment
Students and staff come from all over the world to study and teach at the School of Anthropology and Conservation, which greatly enhances the learning environment for all our students. We are one of the only departments of Anthropology and Conservation in the country and recognise the unique synergies between the two subjects. Students have opportunities to study across disciplines through flexible module choices and to relate socially through our multidisciplinary seminar series.
Field Trip Opportunities
A number of our programmes have the option to engage with project work and field trips overseas. Students can conduct research projects in Malta, Jersey, the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
We are committed to developing international partnerships through research and student exchange. Our academics actively pursue fieldwork at globally iconic locations and field sites that directly benefits our diverse international postgraduate community.
Students benefit from access to a state-of-the-art visual anthropology suite, ecology field trials area and laboratory, research laboratories for ethnobotany, biological anthropology and conservation genetics as well as a student computer space. The school has close links to a number of external organisations including the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Powell-Cotton Museum.
Our academic staff are all research active scholars who bring their specialist knowledge and passion into the teaching context ensuring learning is relevant and stimulating. Students receive quality teaching, and all our lectures are given by our experienced academic staff.
Inspirational Student Experience
Seeing students flourish as a result of a supportive, challenging and inspiring experience is high on the agenda of the School. The school provide all students with academic advisors to support them with their academic progress, and a dedicated student support team to assist with any issues you may have. Students have regular meetings with their programme convenor which cultivates strong group dynamics and provides opportunities for difficulties to be discussed and resolved.
Excellent Career Prospects
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is currently ranked 5th for graduate prospects, according to The Guardian University Guide 2017. Many of our graduates go on to really interesting work, related to their degree: James Wong has his own TV series, Grow your Own Drugs; Edwin Matokwani (DICE MSc in Conservation Biology) is a leader in his field, recently having been appointed as Director General of the Zambian Wildlife Authority; and Sarah Pink who have become a renowned academic innovator in the field of Visual Anthropology.
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