The Department of Social Anthropology enjoys a strong and supportive student-staff culture, and consistently receives the highest possible ratings of satisfaction amongst students in course evaluations and in student satisfaction polls.
According to the National Student Survey 2019 and the Guardian University league tables 2020, final-year Anthropology students at St Andrews are the most satisfied in all of the UK with both the overall quality of the course and teaching.
At St Andrews, you will be taught by academics who are at the cutting edge of their discipline, ensuring the opportunity to engage with the best and latest ideas and material to research and evaluate.
Strengths of the undergraduate degree:
- high standards of teaching by academics who are passionate about what they do
- students develop excellent communicative, analytical and other transferable skills
- flexible degree structure that allows for individual specialisation
- comprehensive and in-depth modules
- teaching in small groups which assures close attention and individual support
- attractive social, cultural and intellectually stimulating environment
- excellent specialist library resources and study spaces.
The University encourages prospective students to book a place on a visiting day in order to experience the University’s unique atmosphere. As part of this event, prospective students have the chance to visit the Department of Social Anthropology and learn more from the academic staff about what the Department has to offer.