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Anthropology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 52 Anthropology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Anthropology stands as a deeply insightful discipline that delves into the complexities of human existence and societal structures. A PhD in Anthropology encourages students to immerse themselves in focused, original research with the aim of exploring the nuances of humanity—past and present.

Such advanced degrees allow for the investigation of specific topics within the vast spectrum of human experience, employing a number of research methodologies to uncover truths about human behaviour, cultural practices, societal evolution, and biological development. Whether gravitating towards social and cultural anthropology with its emphasis on societal functioning and cultural diversities or leaning into physical and biological anthropology to understand the evolutionary aspects of humans, PhD students engage in profound inquiry that contributes significantly to the discipline.

Why complete a PhD in Anthropology?

The pursuit of a PhD in Anthropology is an invitation to contribute to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Doctoral research in this field is often characterised by its depth and specificity, enabling students to explore intricate details of human life and society that have remained unexamined or misunderstood.

Through extensive fieldwork, data analysis, and theoretical exploration, PhD students in Anthropology have the unique opportunity to add new dimensions to our understanding of human diversity, social structures, and the physical development of our species. This level of detailed research not only furthers academic knowledge but also provides insights that can be applied to address contemporary issues facing societies around the globe.

In terms of employment, a PhD in Anthropology opens doors to a wide array of career paths beyond academia. The specialised knowledge and research skills acquired equip graduates for roles in cultural organisations, museums, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and international development organisations, where an in-depth understanding of human societies and cultural practices is invaluable.

Anthropologists with doctoral degrees are also sought after in sectors such as public health, urban planning, and corporate contexts, where insights into human behaviour and cultural dynamics can inform policy making, community engagement strategies, and the design of products and services. The ability to conduct thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis, coupled with the skill to communicate complex ideas persuasively, prepares graduates for impactful careers where they can significantly contribute to a more inclusive and understanding world.

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Community-centred heritage and language revitalisation powered by creative technologies and immersive storytelling.

This PhD will explore how creative technologies and immersive storytelling can support the revitalisation of the endangered heritage, languages, and identities of minority groups, as well as opportunities for social integration across marginalised communities. Read more

Funded Studentship for Applicants with a Link to Cumbria (KEN24/MPEE/HOWATSON)

This opportunity is only available to students classed as UK students. International students are not eligible. Northumbria University is delighted to offer fully-funded three year studentships specific to applicants who have a link to Cumbria. Read more

No Recourse to Public Funds and food insecurity in the United Kingdom: Lived experience and human rights perspectives

The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre for excellence for research addressing the global challenges of energy transition, environment and biodiversity, social inclusion and cultural diversity, health, nutrition and wellbeing, and data and artificial intelligence. Read more

The Arts of Belonging: Migration, Environment and Well-Being

The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre for excellence for research addressing the global challenges of energy transition, environment and biodiversity, social inclusion and cultural diversity, health, nutrition and wellbeing, and data and artificial intelligence. Read more

An exploration of the support and safety nets in place for families with children experiencing food insecurity

The Centre for National Training and Research Excellence in Understanding behaviour (Centre-UB) is inviting applications for a Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner, Birmingham City Council, to start in October 2024. Read more

Examining the impact of Design HOPES’ interventions across NHS Scotland

The AHRC/ UKRI funded Design HOPES Green Transition Ecosystem (GTE) Hub aims to empower novel research to respond to significant green transition challenges in innovative, design-led collaborative ways. Read more
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CoSS-USYD Joint PhD Scholarship - The health and wellbeing impacts of the energy transition for low-income renters: a comparative UK-Australia study.

  Research Group: School of Social & Political Sciences
Information on the Schools/Research Groups. This PhD will be jointly hosted by the University of Glasgow & the University of Sydney, with a supervisory team comprising Professor Gerry McCartney, Professor Lynne Chester, Professor Robert McMaster, and Professor Harriet Thomson. Read more
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Just and Sustainable Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Behaviour Change in the Cairngorms National Park

About the project. The University of Edinburgh is inviting applications from suitably qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship in sociology to research the creation of just sustainability transitions in the Cairngorms National Park. Read more
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Care and Complaint: Exploring Changing Technologies of Feedback and Complaint in the Scottish NHS

The Project. The University of Edinburgh invites applications from suitably qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) on the relationship between healthcare complaints and online feedback in the UK, focusing on Scotland. Read more

French PhD

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers research strengths and opportunities for PhD supervision across all periods of French and Francophone literature and visual culture, French thought and modern French history and politics. Read more

German PhD (option of joint PhD with Stuttgart or Humboldt University)

Our current research students work mainly in cultural and historical studies from the Middle Ages to the present day, including literary studies, film and cinema studies; theatre studies; literary and cultural theory; and the history of ideas. Read more

History PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore)

The Department of History at King's has a long and distinguished tradition in world leading, cutting-edge research. Our staff and research students are fully engaged in original historical scholarship, ranging from late antiquity to the present day. Read more

Theology & Religious Studies PhD

At King's you will find a broad range of overlapping areas of research. Students can pursue traditional areas of study through. Read more

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