The School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent is unique in recognizing the importance of the fundamental link between human society, human evolution, and the natural environment.
Our alumni have gone on to succeed in a wide range of anthropological and conservation fields, furthering the School’s ambition of bringing together the social and natural sciences to tackle the burning problems facing the world.
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is home to a diverse range of interesting and stimulating undergraduate programmes. Whether you want to discover links between humans and primates, learn about other cultures and languages or preserve our natural environment - we have a programme to suit you. Many programmes offer you the opportunity to study abroad for a year or undertake a year working in a relevant industry. We focus providing excellent student experience and quality education within a supportive academic community.
You’ll be joining a vibrant, multicultural academic community. Undergraduate students benefit from: contact with leading experts and alumni; opportunities to study abroad or work for a year; and gain valuable experience through student societies or working as an ambassador.
A number of our programmes have the option to engage with project work and field trips overseas. Students can conduct six-week research projects in destinations such as Amazonian Peru and Southern Africa.
Excellent Career Prospects
Over 97% of Kent graduates who responded to the most recent national survey of graduate destinations were in work of further study within six months. Many of our graduates go on to really interesting work, related to their degree.
Students benefit from access to a state-of-the-art visual anthropology suite, ecology field trials area and laboratory, research laboratories for ethnobotany, biological anthropology and conservation genetics as well as a student computer space.
"Access to bone clones and real human skeletons (of which the School curates a collection of over 1000 full skeletons) allows engaged learning where you can actually look at what it is you are reading about and what your lecturers talk about."
What our students say
Find out more about studying within the School of Anthropology and Conservation by hearing from our current students:
Eske Elits – Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice
Hannah Fitchett – Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan
Hannah Pepe – Wildlife Conservation with a Year in Professional Practice
Oliver Trapnell – Anthropology with a Year in Japan
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