Undergraduate study in Anthropology

What can you study in Anthropology?

You can study topics ranging from human evolution and the development of human culture to aspects of modern society.

Our courses include:

  • Analysis of past human behaviour and culture through what has been left behind
  • How humans have evolved and continue to respond to changing circumstances
  • Cultures, societies and ways of life, ranging from tribal communities to postmodern societies
  • Music and its social functions in different cultures and societies

Structuring your major in Anthropology

You can take a major in Anthropology as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Anthropology. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Anthropology major:

  • Two courses from ANTHRO 103-110
  • One course from ANTHRO 200, 201, 202, 203

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

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