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Top 15 for Anthropology in The Guardian University Guide 2024

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Top 15 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Flexible programme giving you opportunities to explore other disciplines 

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Exciting options including anthropology of music, media, addiction, childhood, and human/animal interactions 

Anthropology at Exeter

Anthropology is the study of humans, human behaviour and societies, and is one of the most exciting, relevant and varied subjects you can study at university.

At Exeter we have a contemporary approach grounded in numerous social settings and institutions, including NGOs, hospitals, Welsh farming communities, African wildlife centres, Hindu Ashrams, English multicultural neighbourhoods and warzones in the Middle East. You’ll benefit from access to the latest thinking and resources as your teachers contribute research to current debates.

Based in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, our unique environment encourages a productive fusion of the three subjects. This creates cross-over research domains such as the field of music, aesthetics and cognition, which researchers with diverse disciplinary training pursue together.

The lecturers have really made me fall in love with my subject, especially as I had no prior experience of Anthropology. I’ve been incredibly grateful for my personal tutor who I’ve gone to over the years and the department as a whole is really supportive. I felt at ease during my year abroad in Australia knowing I could contact them when I needed them.


Studying Anthropology with Study Abroad