UCL Anthropology is a top-rated multi-field department offering a wide range of modules in socio-cultural anthropology, material culture, physical/biological anthropology, digital anthropology, medical anthropology, visual anthropology, and ethnographic film. Staff are engaged in cutting-edge research that is used to support our teaching. Our active anthropology student association organises a range of social events including outings and film screenings.
Why study Anthropology at UCL?
The rich offerings of London augment our anthropology teaching. The department not only has its own material culture collections, but has close connections with the British Museum, Natural History Museum, UCL Institute of Archaeology, the British Library and many other London resources. A new digital film laboratory complements the growing sub-field of ethnographic film offerings in the department.
What you will gain from study at UCL
Through studying anthropology you will be immediately integrated into the student culture. All modules are taken with British students, and the wide range of extracurricular activities are open to all students.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching can be by lecture, laboratory sessions, or small seminars. Modules are examined by a variety of methods, including research papers ('essays'), laboratory work, and examinations (in May). Students coming for the Fall Term only are examined/assessed in December.
Modules in Anthropology
Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and encouraged to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.
Module availability changes from year to year and Anthropology modules may be removed from this list. Module options for the 2018/19 will differ from those on offer in 2017/18.
Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules
|Module code||Title||US credits||ECTS credits||CU credits|
|ANTH0002||Introduction to Material and Visual Culture||4/8 (US)||7.5/15 (ECTS)||0.5/1 (CU)|
|ANTH0004||Introductory Social Anthropology I||4 (US)||7.5 (ECTS)||0.5 (CU)|
|ANTH0005||Introduction to Social Anthropology II||4 (US)||7.5 (ECTS)||0.5 (CU)|
|ANTH0011||Documentary Film-Making||8 (US)||15 (ECTS)||1 (CU)|
|ANTH1005||Introduction to Social Anthropology||4/8 (US)||7.5/15 (ECTS)||0.5/1 (CU)|
Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules
Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules
- Professor Ruth Mandel
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