Department of Anthropology



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“The goal of the anthropologist is not just to decipher the exotic other, but also to embrace the wonder of distinct and novel cultural possibilities, that we might enrich our understanding of human nature and just possibly liberate ourselves from cultural myopia”

(Wade Davis)

Why Sussex?

Leading department of anthropology

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We have consistent high student satisfaction with the quality of our teaching and courses gaining 100% in 2014. As the largest department in the UK to focus solely on social anthropology we are able to offer an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and teaching on the subject as well coverage of all the major regions of the world from the UK and Europe to South Asia, Africa, East Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Critical and engaged approach

For over 50 years Sussex anthropology has built a reputation for engaging with real-life concerns, from bioethics and green-grabbing to corporate social responsibility, human rights and urban crisis. You will join a vibrant community of staff and students who are actively concerned with making a difference.

World-leading research

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Social anthropology research at Sussex covers the globe and is ranked 5th in the UK. 90% is classified as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised and as our research underpins our teaching this means you get to discuss world-leading research directly with those that write it. This is partly why we scored 93% for our teaching in the recent National Student Survey

Global careers

UN building, New York
Study abroad
and international work placement opportunities, leading global researchers and students from around the world provide our students with a truly global perspective – key to achieving a global career. Our graduates go on to careers in the UK and internationally, notably in charities such as Free The Children, Action Against Hunger and Amnesty International.

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Further information

Sussex Anthropologist Autumn 2015


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Anthropology at Sussex brochure

Anthropology brochure


For more information about our undergraduate course and modules download our: Anthropology at Sussex brochure [PDF 1.69MB]


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