Social Anthropology

Social Anthropology

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The Department of Social Anthropology includes the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Social Anthropology at Cambridge is a leading centre globally in anthropological teaching and research. Cambridge anthropologists have always been at the forefront of developments in the discipline. Both in the UK and beyond, a large number of anthropologists teaching in major university departments received their doctoral training here, and the current faculty members are engaged in some of the most innovative frontline research in the human and social sciences today.

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Clare Gordon

Associate Director — Humanities and Social Sciences

Opportunities in 'Social Anthropology'

An open-access teaching and learning resource facilitating access to scholarship in Social Anthropology for experts and non-experts worldwide.
McDonald monographs in the Haddon Library
Haddon Library is the University of Cambridge's library for archaeology and anthropology.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibits
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology holds world-class collections representing the arts of the world, the history of humanity, and the diversity and resilience of global culture in the present.
Ethnographic Film is an integral part of the Department of Social Anthropology’s teaching curriculum, and student-organised film showings are an especially popular ‘recreational’ event in the termly programming hosted by the Cambridge University Social Anthropology Society (CUSAS)
Each year Cambridge Social Anthropology students write their Dissertations based on their own field research as a part of their final degree.

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The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is concerned with human behaviour, its history and continuing development through the study of archaeology, anthropology, politics and international studies, sociology, economics, history, the philosophy of science, law, criminology and land economy.