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Social Anthropology at St Andrews is internationally renowned for its innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. In the beautiful setting of Scotland’s first university, we are a friendly community of researchers and students who have come from all over the world to study here.

Social Anthropology at St Andrews teaches you to take a comparative and global view of what it means to be human and how to look at the world from other people’s perspectives.

The Department has strongly established research on Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and Asia. We have championed innovative ethnographic methods and theoretical scholarship regarding the relationship between anthropology and history, epistemology, and cosmopolitan studies.

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

 

Latest news

  • New Book:  How to Read Ethnography

    New Book: How to Read Ethnography

    How to Read Ethnography is an essential guide to approaching anthropological texts. It helps students to cultivate the skills they need to critically examine and...

     
  • New Book:  The Anthropology of Epidemics

    New Book: The Anthropology of Epidemics

    The Anthropology of Epidemics, co-edited by Christos Lynteris, Ann Kelly and Frédéric Keck for Routledge’s book series Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology approaches epidemics...

     
  • New publication: Energy and Ethics?

    New publication: Energy and Ethics?

    By Mette M. High and Jessica M. Smith. This Special Issue of the JRAI presents a much-needed rethinking of how to understand the vital and vexing questions posed by our production, distribution, and use of energy.

     
  • PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology & Modern History

    PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology & Modern History

    The project “Esperanto 4.0: Millennials and the global Esperanto movement in historical and anthropological perspective” invites applications for one PhD studentship, for applicants to start...

     
 

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