Study Abroad at UCL



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.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Level 2 - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 2 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Social & Historical Sciences
Department website

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, 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 integrated immediately 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 range of popular modules offered as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive and, since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2023/24, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ANTH0002 Introduction to Material and Visual Culture Fall Term 15/30 (FHEQ)
ANTH0003 Introductory Social Anthropology Fall Term, Spring Term 30 (FHEQ)
ANTH0004 Introductory Social Anthropology I Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0011 Documentary Film-Making Fall Term, Spring Term 30 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ANTH0012 Palaeoanthropology Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0013 Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0073 Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information and Politics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0074 Art in the Public Sphere Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0158 Biosocial Approaches to Childrearing Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0182 Medical Anthropology Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0204 Anthropology of China Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ANTH0014 The Anthropology of Kinship Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0021 Hunter-Gatherers Past, Present and Future Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0034 Anthropology and Photography Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0038 Evolution and Human Behaviour Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0044 Human Behavioural Ecology Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0046 Ethnographical and Documentary Film Making - Advanced Practice Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0059 Anthropology of Religion Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0060 Primate Behaviour and Ecology Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0064 Anthropology of the Built Environment Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0079 Aspects of Applied Medical Anthropology Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0080 Time and the Index – The evolving narrative of Photography and Film Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0081 The Story and I – Finding the Form: a practical exploration of story-telling Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0084 Documentary Radio – A Practice-Based Introduction Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0085 Documentary Film Making – Intermediate Practical Skills Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0098 Multisensory Experience: Understanding Sickness and Health Through the Senses Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0119 Anthropology of the Mediterranean Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0135 History and Aesthetics of Documentary Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0157 Decolonising Anthropology Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0184 The Anthropology of Music and Performance Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0189 Practical Skills for Feature Writing in a Multimedia World Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0190 Writing About International Affairs Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0193 Anthropology of War Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0205 Interactive Factual Narratives Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ANTH0206 Intermediate Radio and Broadcasting Production Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)


Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ANTH0083 Experimental and Interactive Storytelling – Form and Narrative Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Shannon Ewart, Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator
+44 (0)207 679 1543

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