The Department of African Studies and Anthropology is the only one of its kind in the world and is ranked third in the UK (The Guardian). Benefit from more than 50 years’ experience of teaching and research, including particular strengths in social and cultural anthropology. Your study will include theories from anthropologists working all over the world, the interplay with other academic disciplines, and developmental and humanitarian concerns. With opportunities to do fieldwork of your own, you will become an acute observer of the societies around you. Tailor our programmes to suit your strengths and interests, and towards a wide range of careers. The skills you gain will help to make you a much sought-after graduate.
00:36 Social Anthropology and African Studies at Birmingham
02:26 Learning in a small close-knit community
06:00 What is anthropology?
09:14 The degree courses we offer
18:26 Employability modules
21:05 Suggested reading
21:54 Student perspective
23:36 First week at university
25:10 Meeting my flat and moving in
27:31 Studying as an inter-departmental student
29:29 My favourite parts of Birmingham