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The School is at the centre of contemporary global debates about environmental change, human evolution, biodiversity loss and the response of distinctive social-cultural communities to globalisation and our expertise is broadly encompassed within four research pillars: Biological Anthropology; Socio-cultural Anthropology; Conservation Biology and Human Ecology.
Due to the international and significant impact of our research the School attracts grants and scholarships from funders including Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, NERC, European Research Council and various government and non-government agencies around the world. We have been especially successful in winning Darwin Initiative projects securing more funds than any other University in the UK.
We have worked in over 80 countries and currently have projects in many diverse locations including Western Ghats India, Aceh Indonesia, Niger West Africa, Panama Central America, East Timor South East Asia, and Madagascar and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
We publish in some of the world’s most prestigious journals in our fields (Nature, PNAS, Cultural Anthropology, Journal of Human Evolution) and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 55% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Our active research expertise, internal research profile and diverse community make Kent an excellent choice for postgraduate studies.
Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives. We offer a range of MA, MSc and PhD programmes across the fields on Environmental, Social, Biological and Visual Anthropology and also Ethnobotany.
Conservation programmes, delivered through DICE, seek to integrate international conservation and development sustainability through combining natural and social sciences to design measures that help to conserve biological diversity. We also offer a PhD in Biodiversity Management which attracts highly motivated students from around the world who then go on to highly successful careers in academia or in top flight jobs in biodiversity conservation.
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The research degree programme carries the generic title of Biodiversity Management, in order to allow a student to undertake any relevant research project that relates to conserving and managing biodiversity. Read more
The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff. Its strong research culture provides excellent opportunities for study for a postgraduate research degree. Read more
Our world is experiencing humanitarian and environmental challenges of disturbing dimensions. Read more
This programme offers a unique opportunity to explore traditional and experimental means of using visual and audio-visual media to research, represent and produce anthropological knowledge. Read more
Ethnobotany is an increasingly important subject. It is essentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance. Read more
The MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels. Read more
The MSc in Conservation and Rural Development explores the issues underlying the conservation-rural development debate and offers practical and methodological tools for working at the interface between conservation and rural development. Read more
The MSc in Conservation Biology provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management. Read more
***This programme is no longer accepting applications for 2017 entry*** The management of species, habitats and ecosystems is increasingly drawing upon principles and practices from other disciplines, such as business, marketing and human resources. Read more
This new MSc programme equips you with the ability to excavate and analyse human remains. Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Read more