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Top for Social Anthropology in Scotland

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 2023/2023. 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 MSc in Energy Ethics

New MSc in Energy Ethics

The MSc in Energy Ethics will explore how we balance our energy demands with our concerns about anthropogenic climate change.

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