Social Anthropology at St Andrews is internationally renowned for our innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. Famed for our outstanding results and friendly atmosphere, and set in the ancient and beautiful setting of Scotland's first university, we were ranked first in both the 2014 National Student Survey of Teaching and the 2014 Guardian ranking of UK Universities. We have regional expertise across the world, along with three internationally recognised research centres: the Centre for Amerindian Studies, the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies and the Centre for Pacific Studies.
The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception forms an important Masters’ training for postgraduate research into Anthropology of Art, Material Culture and Visual Expression. We have been running a series of experimental laboratories with invited experts. This began in September 2014 and links to the 'Knowing from the Inside' research project.
ECOPAS is a research project addressing issues and concerns arising from ‘climate change’ in the Pacific by adopting a people centred approach that reflects regional needs. In order to do this we are developing a long-term strategy for SSH research in the Pacific; we are forging links with climate research in the natural sciences, and engaging with policy communities in Europe and the Pacific with the aim of defining better options for sustainable development.
The University is launching an exciting new internship programme, "The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership", thanks to the generous support from The Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay. This is the biggest UG internship programme of its kind in Scotland and is a unique opportunity for students to gain paid professional work experience, contribute to high level research in the University and benefit from an intensive leadership training course.
Department of Social Anthropology
University of St Andrews
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Fife KY16 9AL
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