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Our programmes give you an excellent all-round education, where you'll learn to understand other people's points of view, to communicate your own position clearly and to argue effectively

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Undergraduate programmes

Our programmes provide an overview of the evolution of humankind and the development of different societies with a diverse range of beliefs and practices. The programmes are demanding and encourage initiative and open-mindedness, ensuring that you’ll be well equipped with a range of academic, personal and professional skills.

You'll develop the ability to:

  • undertake independent research and work to deadlines
  • digest, select and organise material for written work and oral presentations
  • critically reflect on and evaluate your own and others’ work
  • understand, assimilate and evaluate complex arguments and ideas
  • work with others as part of a team
  • think and write clearly about broad themes

View the Anthropology presentation from our most recent Open Day

Single honours

Our new flexible Single Honours programme gives you the opportunity to study for a BA or BSc depending on your particular interests.

Programme titleDurationOptionsDuration
BA Anthropology 3 years with study abroad 4 years
BSc Anthropology 3 years with study abroad 4 years

Our BSc pathway balances the study of social anthropology with physical anthropology, considering how human anatomy and behaviour have evolved and may continue to adapt into the future. The degree has a strong focus on developing the skills and methods required for the collation and analysis of evidence including archaeological techniques.

The BA pathway has a stronger focus on cultural and social anthropology, considering a range of beliefs and practices in societies in different parts of the world and linking the study of anthropology more firmly to broader problems and issues in social theory.

Combined honours

Programme titleDurationOptions Duration
BA Archaeology and Anthropology  3 years  with study abroad  4 years
BA Sociology and Anthropology 3 years    

Flexible Combined Honours

In addition you can study Anthropology as part of the Flexible Combined Honours scheme.

This innovative Combined Honours scheme enables you to combine modules from a number of different fields of study not otherwise available through an existing Combined Honours programme. You can combine Anthropology with up to two other subjects from an extensive list of subjects. Throughout your degree you will be given regular support to help you choose the most appropriate pathway for you.

Further information and the full list of available subjects can be found on the Flexible Combined Honours pages.

Liberal Arts 

You can also study Anthropology within our Liberal Arts degree programme. 

Book your place at our next Open Day

Our Open Days are a great way to find out more about the University and decide whether Exeter is the right choice for you. To find out more about our next events visit the Open Days page of the University's Undergraduate Study website. Students who have been made an offer will also be invited to Offer-Holder Visit Days which usually take place in January and February.