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92% of research carried out by Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews is world-leading or internationally excellent according to REF2021.

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Postgraduate funding opportunities

The Department of Social Anthropology will be granting a number of scholarships for doctoral students starting their PhD in 2023/2024. These will cover fees or subsistence or make a contribution towards both. Students wanting to be considered for these scholarships must have submitted a completed application for a place in the Department’s doctoral program by April 2023.

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The Peter Gow Memorial Lecture

The Peter Gow Memorial Lecture

Friends and colleagues of the late Peter Gow are fundraising to support a biennial lecture series in Amerindian Studies to honour his legacy.