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Welcome to the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence + volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK in RAE 2008.

  • CENTRE FOR ANTHROPOLOGY & MIND

    The Centre for Anthropology and Mind (CAM) serves as the laboratory facility for the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA), conducting controlled studies to investigate the shaping and constraining effects of human cognition on cultural regularity and variation.

  • ANTHROPOLOGYLIBRARIES

    The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography is served with three libraries. These include the Tylor Library, the Balfour Library and the Bodleian Social Sciences Library (SSL).


  • BA ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

    Drawing on well over a century of experience in teaching and research, outstanding museum and library resources and the cumulative knowledge of literally dozens of academics, Oxford’s Arch & Anth course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience throughout space and time.

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