301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
93 rd
Young University Rankings 2015
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad - University of Kent

Biological anthropology examines the evolution and adaptation of humans and their living and fossil primate relatives. As a Biological Anthropology student at Kent, you study human evolution, osteology (bones and skeletons), primate behaviour (including great apes) and forensics with one of the UK’s leading biological anthropology research groups. The study of biological anthropology includes many sub disciplines, such as skeletal biology, human evolution, forensic anthropology, human behavioural ecology and primatology. Typical questions you may explore include: What disease existed in ancient populations? How did humans evolve? Why are symmetrical faces more attractive? Do monkeys have language? In your first year, you take modules that give you a broad background in the subject. The programme begins with an introduction to the history of anthropology, the foundations of biological anthropology, skills for anthropologists and an introduction to social anthropology. In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules that develop your specialised knowledge and skills. You can also choose further modules from a wide range of options. Modules expand across the full range of our research expertise for example: human osteology; primate communication; sex, evolution and human hehaviour; palaeoanthropology; palaeopathology; forensic science in criminal trials and forensic archaeology. **Year abroad** The year abroad is a wonderful opportunity, often described by students as life changing and invaluable. You spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Canada or the USA between the second and final years. You can also use this experience to start your dissertation by conducting fieldwork. Alternatively, you can take our three-year Biological Anthropology degree or our four-year Biological Anthropology with a Year in Professional Practice.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CanterburyUnited Kingdom