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Anthropology degrees abroad

Anthropology is the study of humans, our societies and cultures and how they’ve developed. It can also cover aspects of human biology and evolution, including the behavior of primates. It’s a wide ranging subject that seeks to answer questions about human development, culture and aims to help us better understand ourselves.

Degrees in anthropology can cover elements of linguistic, social and evolutionary anthropology, and will also have cross over with other subjects like biology, sociology and archeology. It’s the ideal subject for students who are interested in people, the way we work and why we’ve evolved to where we are today.

By studying anthropology abroad you’ll be able to see how a different culture and society interacts, adding a new perspective to your understanding of the subject. Anthropology degrees are available at universities and colleges all over the world, and by studying abroad, you'll have a huge range of programs to choose from.

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Anthropology program structure

The exact focus and content of every anthropology program will be different at each university or country. Most programs cover biological anthropology, which looks at human evolution and human interactions with the environment, and social anthropology, which explores cultural and social differences, practices and beliefs.

Most anthropology programs at undergraduate level last for three or four years, depending on the country you choose to study in. At master’s level, your program will take between one and three years, and PhD programs can last anywhere between three and six years.

At the end of your undergraduate program you will usually receive a BSc degree but you can also get a BA. Many of the modules are the same for both types of degree, but BSc programs tend to focus more on the science aspects of anthropology.

Anthropology programs are usually taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and seminars, and you’ll be expected to spend a lot of your time doing independent study. You’ll be assessed through written coursework, written exams and practical exams. Some programs will also include field trips or the option of taking a year abroad.

Here are some of the modules and subjects you can expect to study on an anthropology degree program:

  • Biological anthropology
  • Social anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Primate behavior and ecology
  • Archeology
  • Evolution and human nature
  • Biology and identity

Anthropology study abroad programs

Anthropology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in anthropology

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    Anthropological Sciences - BA/BSc Radford University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,185 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,185 USD

    Start date
    December, January, May, September
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    Anthropology - BA/BA (Hons) Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,696 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Anthropology - BA University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,136 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,770 CAD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Anthropology (Fredericton Campus) - BA University of New Brunswick, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,020 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,148 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Anthropology - BA McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,556 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in anthropology

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    Anthropology - AA Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Anthropology - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Anthropology - AA College of the Desert, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Anthropology - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Anthropology - AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Anthropology graduate programs

Master's in anthropology

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    Anthropology - MA Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,727 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,429 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Anthropology - MA McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,517 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,096 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Anthropology - MA Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,654 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Anthropology - MA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Anthropology - MA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Doctorate in anthropology

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    Anthropology - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,341 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
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    Anthropology - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,486 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in anthropology

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    Anthropology - GDip Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,678 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,390 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future anthropology careers

A degree in anthropology will give you a huge number of transferable skills that mean you’ll be able to pursue a number of careers. Popular roles for anthropology graduates include:

  • Charity worker
  • Policy officer
  • Government officer
  • Market researcher
  • Social researcher
  • Community worker
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Social worker
  • Human resources officer

As anthropology degrees can include elements of science and humanities, it means you’ll have a diverse range of skills that many employers value.