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Social Anthropology at St Andrews has an international reputation for innovative and critical research. It is an unmatched place to study, achieving top position in 2019 UK league tables.

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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 2023/2023. 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 15th April 2022.

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New book from Dr Melissa Demian

New book from Dr Melissa Demian

We are pleased to announce the release of Dr Melissa Demian’s new book In Memory of Times to Come: Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea.

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