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Postgraduate Study

Anthropology at Durham is one of the largest integrated anthropology departments in the UK, carrying out cutting-edge research across social and evolutionary anthropology, and the anthropology of health.
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Our postgraduate anthropology degree programmes offer a range of skills to equip you for the job market. Our students have gone on to have successful careers in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage and media.

Our taught Masters courses offer you the opportunity to pursue advanced specialist courses and ‘conversion’ from other degrees. If you’re a PhD applicant, the sheer number of staff here means you are likely to find someone who can supervise and nurture your research interests.


The calibre of the academic staff and their work here is truly remarkable. I am confident that my time at Durham and the mentorship I’ve received here have prepared me for a successful future as a researcher.

Janelle Wagnild
PhD Biological Anthropology