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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 2021/2022. 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 2021.

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Remembering Professor Peter Gow (1958-2021)

Remembering Professor Peter Gow (1958-2021)

The Department of Social Anthropology and the Centre for Amerindian and Latin American Studies are hosting an international event in remembrance of Professor Peter Gow (1958-2021).

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