Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About Anthropology

Our goal is to prepare you to ask questions about current, past and future social life. 

Our Anthropology program is based on the idea that human beings not only act, but also think about their actions. Most of our courses incorporate work outside the classroom, which means you can put your studies to practical use. We have a vast selection of learning opportunities in the community and overseas.

Explore how people are subjected to, participate in, and contest the processes of living in a world that is interconnected by powerful economic, cultural and technological forces. Gain the tools necessary for critical analysis of our place in the social and cultural diversity of the world. Engage in topics such as development and the environment, media and culture, health and illness, gender and sexualities, religion and science, and displaced peoples. Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed. Our goal is to prepare you to ask questions about contemporary, past and future social life.

What you’ll learn 

  • Study humanity in all its complexity, using field-based research methods. 
  • Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnicity are produced and expressed. 
  • Explore the growing field of medical anthropology and global health.  
  • Apply an anthropological lens to science, technology and ecology.

Hands-on experiences 

  • Many of our courses have learning opportunities outside the classroom, including research opportunities across the globe.  
  • In addition to theoretical studies, you will also gain practical research skills that help you analyze major social, cultural, political and economic events. 


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Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)


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