Practising Anthropology (L6068)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module offers an introduction to anthropological practice by answering the question: "What do anthropologists do?"

It starts with a consideration of fieldwork and the core anthropological method of participant observation. It then considers forms of anthropological writing and ethnography.

The module also considers the impact engaged anthropology can have on the modern world.


100%: Lecture


100%: Coursework (Essay, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: