What sort of career could I have?
Anthropology tends to attract students with creative minds. Given this, and the central interests of anthropologists in cultural diversity in a changing world, anthropology degrees lead to a wide range of career opportunities. These include:
- 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; and charities
- Civil Service, including local government, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Environment Agency
- community development work in the UK and overseas
- British Council, journalism and the world of business.
Alternatively, you are equipped to go on to further study to gain professional qualifications, for example in law, or to develop research interests in anthropology.
How will I learn?
We emphasise interactive forms of teaching such as seminars, workshops and tutorials, though there are also lectures. You will develop your ability to work independently and to communicate ideas through essays and other forms of presentation. Assessment includes exams and coursework, as well as end-of course essays and dissertations.
What will I achieve?
- A wide understanding of contemporary cultures and societies and an ability to understand processes of change in the modern world.
- The ability to relate anthropology to a broad range of practical contexts.
- An understanding of the nature of cultural and social differences and how to approach these differences in the contemporary world.
- Competence and confidence in presenting your own ideas as well as those of others.
- Analytical skills, useful in a wide range of contexts.