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.

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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

  1. Apr


    Acoustic Indirection: the Intonation of Painful Injustice in the Kurdish Community of London.

    Alex Pillen, UCL

    Social Anthropology Seminar Room
    April 6 @ 11:00 - 13:00
  2. Apr


    The Broken World of Transfusion in India.

    Jacob Copeman, Edinburgh

    Social Anthropology Seminar Room
    April 13 @ 11:00 - 13:30
  3. Apr


    Tinkering with Curves: Basketry, Geometry, Anthropology

    Invitation to participate in Tinkering with Curves at the Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews, 16-17th April 2018. This is a two-day event which aims...

    The Byre Theatre
    April 16 - April 17
  4. Apr


    Contraband and the translation of wealth in an extractivist economy, Peru: Accumulation by diversion?

    Cecilie Odergaard, Bergen

    Social Anthropology Seminar Room
    April 20 @ 11:00 - 13:00

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