The course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of both past achievements in the fields of Anthropology and Archaeology, and latest developments in anthropological and archaeological research. It also gives you an understanding of archaeological and anthropological theory, method and interpretation. The course trains you in the critical skills needed to explore the regional and global diversity of the material record and social and cultural life using comparative, cross-cultural and cross-temporal methods. In Anthropology, you will be particularly encouraged to use your knowledge of cultural diversity to challenge established assumptions embedded within the particular cultural systems, as well as within 'western' knowledge, practices and theoretical paradigms. In Archaeology, you will be particularly encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the place and importance of archaeology and material heritage in contemporary society, including the issues and controversies that they provoke. Most importantly, this course trains you to think anthropologically and archaeologically. Students are admitted from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the range of experience brought always ensures a lively atmosphere. Students may also apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. **Special Features** The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology is affiliated to Social Anthropology at Manchester. Fieldwork is a central component of archaeology programmes; two weeks of excavation are compulsory at both first- and second-year level and we encourage you to seek further training throughout your degree. Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Sweden) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).