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University of Manchester

Social Anthropology

Academic staff: 21
Research fellows: 1
Research students: 53

Social Anthropology at Manchester is an internationally renowned and research-led discipline, covering many areas of the world. We provide both state-of-the-art and core anthropology teaching, and a diverse range of research expertise. 

The department is ranked 2nd , based on grade-point average (within the combined Anthropology and Development Studies assessment panel), but is now 1st among social anthropology departments (REF 2014).

In addition to the staff based in the discipline, anthropologists appointed to posts in University research centres (eg the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change) may also participate in postgraduate supervision.

We house the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, which has developed some of the most innovative approaches towards anthropology and visual media over recent decades and is internationally renowned for its training programme in the use of film, video and other visual media within social anthropology.

We have ESRC studentships for UK/EU students pursuing research degrees in social anthropology. Our MA courses are known for their intellectual rigour and the personal supervision students receive, while our research students form a lively community drawn from many different countries.


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