Department of Social Anthropology

"Anthropology is the study of what it is to be human"

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.

Latest news

National Student Survey 2017

The Department of Social Anthropology has been ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction out of 32 departments with a 97% student satisfaction score in 2017.


Contact

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

Phone : +44 (0)1334 462977

Email: General and Sub-Honours Undergraduate Enquiries: 

Mrs Mhairi Aitkenhead

General, Honours Undergraduate and Postgraduate Enquiries:

Mrs Lisa Neilson and Mrs Linda Steyn


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 21st September 2017 to Fri 22nd September 2017

Educated People and Disciplined Bodies: Self-governance(s) and Local re-appropriations of Schooling - an Anthropology of Education workshop

Keynote: Peggy Froerer (Brunel University)

This workshop will bring together fifteen presenters over a day and a half to discuss themes around discipline, self-governance and schooling in the anthropology of education.


See all events.