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Department of Social Anthropology


Social Anthropology at Cambridge University



Sample Lecture on Fair Trade by Dr Andrew Sanchez


Why study Social Anthropology at Cambridge?

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The Cambridge Anthropology Podcast Camthropod is produced by a collective of staff and students from the Cambridge Department of Social Anthropology. We broadcast regularly during term time. Camthropod includes interviews with visiting speakers about their work, as well as audio pieces presenting...

Course Structure

Explore the course structure for Social Anthropology, which allows you to follow existing interests, and encounter new ideas and challenges.

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Student Feedback

“ It's been a joy to be part of the Cambridge anthropology department with all its unique members, and we will definitely miss it. Thank you for all the dedication and passion for the discipline and your students.”


“Studying Social Anthropology has been such a great experience! The department has been so welcoming and everyone in it has been fantastic.”


“I want to say that as someone who had absolutely no idea what anthropology was when I first stepped into Cambridge, doing anthropology has been nothing short of life-changing in many ways.”


I feel we are really nurtured to follow what we enjoy studying and what we find interesting, rather than pushed to follow a syllabus or focus on exam based learning. I would like to thank each member of the department. Everyone is clearly so passionate about anthropology and this comes across in the teaching and support given to us. It makes studying with you all an absolute joy. I came to the subject in second year from a different tripos and it was the best decision I made.