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University of Sussex: Social Anthropology

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department Anthropology
Telephone 01273 877107
Study type Research


Work with expert faculty conducting primary research, mainly through long-term ethnographic fieldwork.

You’ll be part of an active research community involving visiting doctoral students from overseas, postdoctoral fellows and our own faculty.

Sussex Anthropology has a reputation for world-leading research and a commitment to studying global issues, including:

  • health and the body
  • human rights
  • political movements
  • labour and global economy
  • religiosity and religious practices
  • environment and natural resources
  • migration and diaspora.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

The University of Sussex



We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.


A uniquely Sussex education
We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

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