Department of Anthropology

Postgraduate study

As an Anthropology student, you will join a lively and enthusiastic community of postgraduate students. We have around 30 Masters students and around 50 PhD students.

Key facts about Anthropology at Sussex
  • You can focus on a range of topics within social anthropology with Anthropology at Sussex being the largest UK department that focuses solely on social anthropology. See our MA term papers to find out about the types of projects you could do.

  • We prepare you for your future career through research training and the opportunity to do a 12-week placement in the UK and internationally. 

  • You'll benefit from our strong international links with our faculty involved in consultancy and work in fields including immigration and asylum, international development, bio-ethics and environmental policies.

  • You'll study modules based on the latest research with 100% of Anthropology and Development Studies research impact rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF)

  • You'll explore anthropology from both a UK and international perspective with many of your lecturers specialising in anthropology research in South East Asian, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe (including the UK).

  • You'll study modules underpinned by the department’s world-leading research on themes such as development, justice, rights, citizenship, religion, visual and performing culture, health, sexualities, the environment, sustainability, migration, capitalism and the economy, and new social movements.