Anthropology Programme, University of Roehampton
The Anthropology Programme at Roehampton (www.roehampton.ac.uk) provides students with training in social and biological anthropology, providing a strong grounding in both fields. We also offer a combined honours option in social anthropology/sociology. We offer a variety of innovative modules, from ‘Being Human’, where social and biological anthropologists debate topics like race, gender and violence, to 'Cultural Politics on Tour', where students learn about tourism in the context of an expense-paid field trip to Northern Ireland. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our South Africa field course: 'Conservation, People and Wildlife' (additional fees apply). Ranked as one of the top three universities in London for Anthropology in the Times Good University Guide 2021, we consistently lead anthropology programmes in the country for student satisfaction, based on the results of the National Student Survey.
The programme consists of 12 academic staff, including 6 social anthropologists and 6 biological anthropologists, who conduct world-leading research in a number of areas: medical anthropology, tourism studies, science studies, human-animal relations, primatology, hominid evolution, osteological archaeology, and human ecology. For example, Professor Garry Marvin is part of a multi-disciplinary team that has recently been awarded a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust grant 'From Feed the Birds to Don't Feed the Animals'.
Our Anthroehampton blog provides a good introduction to the work of our staff and students: https://eportfolios.roehampton.ac.uk/anthroehampton/