Department of Anthropology

Why anthropology at Sussex?

By studying Anthropology at Sussex, you are joining a vibrant community of faculty and students who are actively concerned with understanding and making a difference in the world.

We offer a range of anthropology courses to suit you

If you study an undergraduate anthropology course at Sussex, you can focus exclusively on Anthropology, choose electives or combine Anthropology with subjects including history, international relations and geography.

See our undergraduate anthropology courses

If you are a postgraduate, you will be able to study a variety of research-led anthropology courses. Our courses can be studied part-time, allowing you to fit your studies around your work and life commitments.

See our Masters and PhD degrees

We prepare you for your future career

Our courses help to prepare you for jobs in development work in agencies such as the Department for International Development (DFID) or UN organisations, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Oxfam or Amnesty International, charities, government agencies and community work.

We will offer you invaluable experiences to develop your anthropology knowledge and research skills, preparing you for the career path you choose.

We have world-leading researchers who teach and support you

You will be taught by friendly and passionate staff recognised within the School of Global Studies.

You will benefit from our staff's research focus with Anthropology lecturers taking part in active research for the Sussex Africa Centre, the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health and the Centre for Bionetworking.

About the department

Religions and rituals, politics and protests, kinship and friendship, bodies and sexualities, migration and multiculturalism: these are some of the topics you'll examine during your Anthropology studies.

We have built an international reputation for engaging with real-life concerns including:

  • industrial labour
  • bioethics
  • green-grabbing
  • corporate social responsibility
  • human rights
  • dissident sexualities
  • urban crisis.

Anthropology is a department in the School of Global Studies

Read our newsletter

Download the Sussex Anthropologist newsletter (Autumn 2017) [PDF 1.64MB] to read the latest departmental news.

You can also browse through back issues of Sussex Anthropologist