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Why Choose Social Anthropology At Edinburgh?

Ranked in the UK top 10 for Anthroplogy

Edinburgh is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the UK for anthropology, helping us attract the best and brightest students (Guardian University Guide, Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, Complete University Guide).

Draw upon the expertise of leading researchers

We have a thriving research culture which enjoys an excellent reputation and we win significant external funding from sources including the Department for International Development.

Develop your own fieldwork

You'll have the opportunity to carry out your own research and fieldwork in the UK or abroad, spending up to four months on your own individual research project that will form the basis of your dissertation.

Flexibility and choice

Our flexible course structure means that you’ll have the opportunity to tailor a study programme to suit your own individual strengths and career goals.

Study abroad

Take the opportunity to study abroad in your third year through the ERASMUS programme or the University’s International Exchange Programme.