University of Kent
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.
Kent has pioneered the social anthropological study of Europe, Latin America, Melanesia, and Central and Southeast Asia, the use of computers in anthropological research, and environmental anthropology in its widest sense (including ethnobiology and ethnobotany). It maintains an active research culture, with staff working in many different parts of the world.
Our regional expertise covers Western and Southeast Europe, Europe, the Middle East, Central South East and Southern, Central and South America, Amazonia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Polynesia. Specialisation in biological anthropology includes forensics and paleopathology, osteology, evolutionary psychology and the evolutionary ecology and behaviour of great apes.
The following Master’s programmes are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as having research training status, so successful completion of these courses is sufficient preparation for research in the various fields of social anthropology. Many of our students go on to do PhD research. Others use their Master’s qualification in employment ranging from research in government departments to teaching to consultancy work overseas.
Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.
This programme combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and socio-cultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science and biodiversity management. It also covers plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany.
The programme is taught collaboratively with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (a World Heritage Site) and DICE.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 8380 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 14360 GBP