Department of Social Anthropology

"Life on the Amazon", Brazil

"Life on the Amazon", Brazil. This image is randomly selected from our fieldwork collection - you can see more information on our interactive research map.

MRes Anthropology, Art and Perception

The new MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception forms an important Masters’ training for postgraduate research into Anthropology of Art, Material Culture and Visual Expression. This year begins with a series of experimental laboratories with invited experts starting in September 2014.


St Andrews' Social Anthropology is at the forefront of research-led departments in the UK. Famed for its intellectual rigour as well as its friendly atmosphere, the department offers a number of taught degrees in the ancient and beautiful setting of Scotland's first university.

We have three internationally recognised research centres: the Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies and the Centre for Pacific Studies. We regularly host postdoctoral fellows and visiting professors. There are a number of Erasmus exchange opportunities for staff and students.

The department aims to provide teaching that renews the discipline and research that fosters an interdisciplinary openness and innovative regional perspectives. This commitment is embedded in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Its distinctive contribution lies in an orientation that combines interpretative, experiential, philosophical, and historical research that is politically engaged, reflexive and critically aware.

Contact

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

Phone : +44 (0)1334 462977
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462985

Email: General and Sub-Honours Undergraduate Enquiries: 

Mrs Mhairi Aitkenhead 

General, Honours Undergraduate and Postgraduate Enquiries: 

Mrs Lisa Neilson


What is Anthropology? A film by Igor Slepov, a former student at St Andrews


Future events

This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule and archive of Anthropology events.


Thu 19th June 2014 to Sun 22nd June 2014

2014 ASA Decennial Conference

The 2014 Decennial conference of the ASA will be hosted by the STAR consortium. Founded in 2006, STAR (Scottish Training in Anthropological Research) brings together anthropologists from the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. The theme for the conference, Anthropology and Enlightenment, takes its inspiration from the tradition of the Scottish Enlightenment.


Fri 25th April 2014 11:00 to 13:00

Transformations of the Sacred in East Timor

Judith Bovensiepen (University of Kent)

Department Seminars


Ethonographic Encounters undergraduate journal
Departmental videos