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At UCL Anthropology we study humanity in all its aspects: from our evolution as a species, to our relationship with the material/digital world, and our vast variety of social practices and cultural forms.

What distinguishes our degrees from other anthropology degrees in the UK is its intellectual breadth, bringing together Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medical Anthropology under a single programme of study.

The undergraduate degree programmes will prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities and teach you skills that are transferrable to a broad range of careers including teaching, social work, the civil service, the ‘not for profit’ sector and development, as well as advertising, the arts, museum curation, media, market research and business.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements AAB (BBB Contextual)
Preferred Subjects No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
Single Honours? BSc Anthropology, BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad.
Joint Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Part-time option?No
Contact uganthro@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Anthropology is also where the Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing (ASSA) project is based. This project employed a team of 11 researchers who conducted simultaneous 16 month ethnographies in nine countries across four continents, looking at the impact of the smartphone on the experience of mid-life (people who do not consider themselves either young or elderly) around the world. The ASSA team has created a short trailer to introduce the project.