Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in Social Anthropology at The University of Manchester.
We are one of the largest social anthropology departments in Britain, dedicated to outstanding teaching and learning with experts in a diverse range of themes.
Our size and scope provides you with the widest range of topics and units possible.
In the UK's top 10 universities for Social Anthropology (Complete University Guide 2021).
Learn from global experts in visual and sensory media, race, kinship and inequality.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Study social anthropology at Manchester and open the door to many different career paths.
Our graduates earn an average salary of £29,000 after five years, and 85% of our graduates are in work or further study after 15 months (Discover Uni).
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Learning and support
Your learning experience
Meet your Course Director
Meet Katie Smith, BA Social Sciences Course Director.
Discover how we will support you on your blended Social Anthropology and BA Social Sciences course.
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the pandemic.
Many of the features that make our courses distinctive are still in place, including engaging formal lectures supported by smaller tutorials and seminars.
Support on your course
Social Anthropology at Manchester is an active community that welcomes passionate students.
You’ll make friends through our many student societies, activities, and receive support from students through our peer-assisted support scheme.
Providing high-quality education
Your learning environment
We know this year has been challenging and uncertain for you all.
Whatever happens next, we will provide you with a quality learning environment while adjusting to any changes in public health guidelines.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
Our blended learning offer in Social Anthropology includes a combination of lecture videos, small group tutorials and seminars, and weekly online interactive exercises such as discussion boards.
Despite the challenges, we have ensured that you meet the learning outcomes and are not disadvantaged in any way.
Our programme is known for the friendliness and degree of support we offer you.
There is a peer mentoring scheme in Social Anthropology, where second and third-year students help you transition into university life.
We also have a buddy scheme, a rich Study Skills and Support webpage, reading and writing workshops, and many social events organised by the Active Anthropology Society.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
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Social Anthropology blended learning
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