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Anthropolgy

The skills obtained from studying Anthropology leave graduates well equipped for roles where they are required to have an appreciation for different cultures, be sensitive towards people and the ability to see the world in different ways from which they live.

If you want to become an anthropologist, there are various roles in research, university teaching, government and museums. Graduates also have the potential to fill roles globally in international relations or foreign affairs and journalism, where an open mind is essential for success. 

Career opportunities

  • Research or policy analyst
  • Overseas aid worker
  • International development worker
  • Travel and tourism operator
  • Museum curator

Cultural Anthropology

As a Cultural Anthropology Graduate your research and critical analysis skills can be applied to a wide range of fields. 

Career opportunities include

  • Journalism and the media
  • Social services
  • Policy analyst
  • Research or policy analyst
  • Overseas aid worker
  • International Development Worker
  • Travel and tourism
  • Museum curator
  • Cultural heritage management
  • International marketing
  • Public relations 

Anthropology can lead into the following careers

Anthropologist

Anthropologists study and compare present and past societies and cultures, and write and present reports on their findings.
Anthropologist

Archaeologist

Archaeologists study past societies, people and cultures by investigating and examining materials and artefacts, and by surveying historical sites.
Archaeologist

Historian

Historians research, write and present information about events and people of the past and present.
Historian

Curator

Curators develop, maintain, research and exhibit collections for museums, art galleries, libraries and historically significant sites.
Curator

Conservator

Conservators help preserve art and artefacts by preventing unnecessary deterioration and repairing any damage.
Conservator