Interested in 2022 entry?

Explore our online prospectus for information about joining us next September.

Find out more – undergraduate prospectus 2022

Undergraduate courses for entry in 2021

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  • Paid work placement opportunities through Q-Step, at organisations including the World Bank and YouGov

  • Ranked fifth in the UK for Anthropology 

    The Complete University Guide 2020 and the QS World University Rankings, 2020

  • Opportunities for hands-on training in visual anthropology, with access to an unrivalled library of ethnographic film at our Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

Why study Social Anthropology at Manchester?

Social anthropology is the comparative study of culture, essentially asking what it means to be human. Contemporary anthropology is a critical discipline that tackles a variety of topics.

You could consider questions about how people make families, worship gods and organise their economic and political lives. In short, studying social anthropology changes the way you think: a vital skill in today’s increasingly interconnected and socially and culturally complex world.