Study human societies across the world, from global cities to nomadic camps.
Anthropology offers a global, cross-cultural perspective that engages with the big questions that concern us all: what it means to be human and to live in society.
Examine humanity from our evolutionary origins to the crowded twenty-first century:
learn how societies respond to – and affect – environmental change
explore the impact of culture, politics and economics on our lives
discover how social issues develop in the contemporary world.
At Reading, you'll study anthropology with archaeology. Together they unravel the complexities of the past and present, how we evolved, and why we developed such differences and commonalities. Equipped with this knowledge, anthropologists can help to understand how humanity will affect the future – and adapt to it.