Social Anthropology allows for the holistic study of people's ideas, beliefs, practices and activities in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings. You explore political and economic organisation, use of rural and
urban spaces, systems of knowledge and forms of religious experience.
As a research-led school, our modules cover a wide range of specialist topics and ethnographic areas – regions such as the Amazon, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Pacific. Our Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) was one of the first in the country, and our Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) is equally outstanding.
The School of History at Kent is one of the leading History departments in the country, where you are taught by passionate academics, active researchers and recognised experts. Our History programme allows you to tailor your degree to your own interests. These may be incredibly broad, or more focused within specific themes or historical periods. There is a huge choice of modules on offer, which reflect the wide-ranging expertise of our academics.History
Teaching is by a combination of lectures, providing a broad overview, and seminars, which focus on discussing particular issues and are led by student presentations. Lectures and seminars use a variety of materials, including original documents, films and documentaries, illuminated manuscripts, slide and PowerPoint demonstrations.
Assessment is by 100% coursework or by a combination of coursework and examination.
Our teaching is research-led as all our staff are active
in their fields. Social and biological anthropology staff have been
awarded national teaching awards, reflecting the quality of the
Anthropology at Kent uses a stimulating mix of teaching methods,
including lectures, small seminar groups and laboratory sessions. For
project work, you are assigned to a supervisor with whom you meet
Assessment ranges from 80:20 exam/coursework to 100% coursework. At
Stages 2 and 3, most core modules are split 50% end-of-year examination
and 50% coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection: