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Both at undergraduate and at postgraduate level, studying anthropology gives you a unique set of skills for working with people. In today’s gloablised world, gaining a deep understanding of cultural and ethnic differences and learning how people’s beliefs and practices fit into a wider social, political and economic context is crucial. Below is a representation of some of the skills you will gain during your degree such as analytical thinking, research and writing skills, and the confidence to deal with a variety of social situations. Take a look at our students page to find out what type of skills students feel they’ve gained from their anthropology degree.

For a list of additional skills you gain with an anthropology degree visit the following links:

Prospect’s Anthropology webpage

American Anthropological Association’s career section