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Social Anthropology at St Andrews is internationally renowned for its innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. Set in the beautiful setting of Scotland’s first university, we are famed for our outstanding results and friendly atmosphere. In the National Student Survey of Teaching 2017 we received 98% overall satisfaction and the Times Guide of Higher Education 2017 ranked us 4th in the UK for anthropology.

Contact Us

Department of Social Anthropology
University of St Andrews
71 North Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9AL

Phone : +44 (0)1334 462977

General and Sub-Honours Undergraduate Enquiries: 
Ms Mhairi McColl

General, Honours Undergraduate and Postgraduate Enquiries: Mrs Lisa Neilson

 

Upcoming Events

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    Holy Trust/CCS Conference 2018: “Orientations: The Anthropology of the Future”

    March 14-16 2018 we will be hosting a Holy Trust/CCS conference on "Orientations: The Anthropology of the Future". The two keynote lectures will be held in...

    March 14 - March 16
 

Latest news

  • New 3-Year Postdoctoral Research Position

    New 3-Year Postdoctoral Research Position

    We are advertising a 3-year postdoc position on the Energy Ethics research project. It will be in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, starting in September 2018 and under the supervision of Dr Mette M High. Deadline for application: 16 March 2018.

     
  • Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarships

    Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarships

    Graduates of Scottish universities holding a first class degree can apply for doctoral funding from the Carnegie Trust. For more details, please contact Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco, Director of Postgraduate Research

     
  • Applying for ESRC Doctoral Funding

    Applying for ESRC Doctoral Funding

    Details of ESRC funding can be found in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website.

     
  • Scholarship Opportunities in Social Anthropology

    Scholarship Opportunities in Social Anthropology

    A variety of scholarship opportunities for PhD study in Social Anthropology are available.

     
  • UK best anthropology departments 2018 revealed

    UK best anthropology departments 2018 revealed

    We are proud to announce that according to the Complete University Guide 2018, the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews now ranks number one in the UK for student satisfaction and fourth in its overall score.