M.Phil./PhD in Anthropology
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Anthropology is the comparative, evolutionary and historical study of humankind. It is both a theoretical and a field-based discipline. UCL anthropology looks at the biological, cultural, social and material culture aspects of human beings as well as their evolution. We cover the entire human story, from its origins to the present day.
The breadth of Anthropology at UCL distinguishes our programme from those offered by most other British Universities and our excellent results in the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises put us in the lead for broad-based anthropology departments in the UK.
UCL has one of the largest and most vibrant postgraduate research student groups of any Anthropology (in the UK and worldwide), with outstanding postgraduate facilities, both academic and social. Our research-active academic supervisors, our postgraduate research methods courses, and specialized research and reading groups give a strong framework of support to research students, from the first formulation of research ideas through to thesis completion and the professional opportunities that follow. UCL Graduate School leads the UK in pioneering professional training in general and transferable skills for research students, as well as in a range of specialised skills, led by Anthropology among other research-intensive departments. UCL Anthropology’s research training programme for PhD students won special mention in the ESRC’s recent award of a Doctoral Training Centre to UCL.