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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
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
Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology. 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
At its core, the MSc in Primate Conservation and Behaviour provides a forum for understanding not only the behaviour of NHPs (non-human primates), but also the current issues and hot topics in NHPs conservation and management. 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