The Anthropology of Europe (L6098)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Anthropology is generally thought to be the study of non-European societies, but actually has a long and significant history of research on societies within Europe. This module examines this Europeanist tradition, focusing particularly on how anthropologists have tried to understand the socio-cultural transformations of Europe since the Second World War. The guiding theme is an exploration of the relationship between macro and micro levels of analysis in our understanding of European society: what are the relationships between Europe and its constituent regions; nation-states; communities? How do broader trends within European society and politics impact upon the everyday life of Europeans today?


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 270 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.