Your complete guide to studying Anthropology

Everything you need to know about studying Anthropology

part of Social Sciences

Anthropology is the study of the human race and examines our origins, cultures, societies, and habits. Anthropology explores various aspects of the human experience, from beliefs to group behaviour, from social hierarchies to physical development, and everything in between.

Anthropology seeks to answer questions like: What makes us human? Where do we come from? What makes our species unique? How have we developed biologically, socially, and mentally over time? How do we interact in different social relations and environments?

The main branches of Anthropology are Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

People who study Anthropology are curious about other cultures, traditions, and ancient civilisations. They like puzzles and complex problems that can only be unlocked through exploration, analysis, and creativity.

During a typical Anthropology degree, students approach subjects like Human Origins, Principles of Archaeology, Diversity and Development, Culture and Communication, Social Theory, Ethnography, Languages of the World, Myth, Magic and Shamanism, Human Evolution, etc.

Anthropology can be applied to any field of the human culture, including family, economy, symbolism, socialism and food customs. Graduates of Anthropology degrees may continue their research with careers in Social Science or can find jobs in the public and private sector. Many of the anthropologists built careers as charity officers, market researchers, community development workers, journalists or human resources managers.

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