Taught course

Social Anthropology and Computing

University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in any social science field. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path.

Months of entry


Course content

In this joint programme with the School of Computing you develop the basics of research in anthropology – the design, planning, implementation and analysis of anthropological research – and learn to apply specialised computing methods that you develop or adapt to anthropological research and analysis, usually requiring computer programming skills and/or a broad understanding of computing at the applications level.

The School is one of the world's leading institutions in the field of the application of computing techniques to anthropology.

Course structure

Students with no background in Java programming are required to take a special three-week module before the beginning of the academic year in September.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by essays and the dissertation.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for academic purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

School of Anthropology and Conservation
+44 (0)1227 827013