Taught course

Social Anthropology of Europe

University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or associated fields. In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies and the programme convenor.

Months of entry


Course content

This advanced course in Social Anthropology provides an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on European cultures and societies.

This programme is designed for students who have already studied anthropology either as a degree course or as part of a degree course at undergraduate level. It provides in-depth generalist training in anthropology with an ethnographic concentration on Europe and is excellent preparation for those embarking on research degrees in anthropology. The programme will also prepare students for professional fields in which anthropological training is advantageous, as they gain the ability to understand changes taking place in Europe in the post-Brexit era from an anthropological perspective.

Staff involved in the programme are currently conducting research, which informs our teaching, on timely issues including austerity, war and conflict, migration, identity politics, religion and creative expression.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment for most modules is an essay of 2,000-3,000 words plus participation and/or oral presentation. Some modules include other assessments such as critical book reviews.

Information for international students

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 see our funding web pages for the most current information

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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