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Many universities and colleges in Britain offer part-time adult courses in anthropology or related subjects. Part-time courses are usually found within Anthropology Departments, Departments for Continuing Education, or Lifelong Learning Centres. Since courses can vary from year to year, prospective students are advised to check up-to date prospectuses on-line or speak to administrators at local centres. Below are details of centres offering anthropology or related subjects in the social sciences.

Birkbeck University of London

Certificate in Anthropology

  • Birkbeck also offers individual anthropology modules; for a full list search ‘anthropology’ here

University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

The Institute provides a range of different courses in anthropology and archaeology.

City Lit (The City Literary Institute)

City Lit offers a series of part time courses and one-day events about anthropology. Check for the update list here.

University of Edinburgh Office of Lifelong Learning

The university’s Office of Lifelong Learning has part-time courses in related subjects such as archaeology and society & politics.

University of Glasgow Department of Adult & Continuing Education

The university’s Department of Adult & Continuing Education has part-time courses in related subjects such as archaeology and sociology.

Goldsmiths Short Courses

Short course are available in:

The University of Liverpool Continuing Education Department

Liverpool’s Centre for Lifelong Learning provides short courses in related subjects such as archaeology and local history.

Oxford University Department of Continuing Education

Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education offers courses in related subjects such as archaeology and local and social history.

University of Sheffield Institute of Lifelong Learning

Sheffield’s Institute of Lifelong Learning provides courses in related subjects such as archaeology, social and political studies, and gender studies.

Get involved in anthropology through the RAI’s Education Outreach Programme

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The RAI’s Education Department organises events, activities, and contests as well as produces teaching and learning materials for anyone interested in learning about anthropology. Take a look at the many ways to get involved with like-minded people who are passionate about the subject:

  • Become an RAI member: take a look here for all the benefits associated with joining the RAI.  
  • Attend an event: take a look at our events page for a list of various anthropological events which take place nationally. 
  • Take part in discussions by joining our Facebook Group
  • Become a volunteer: the RAI’s Education Department is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help out with our outreach events such as the London Anthropology Day. If you are interested in volunteering email the RAI’s Education and Communications Officer.
  • Apply for an internship: interns form an essential part of the RAI’s Educational Outreach Activities. A minimum of two months is required in order to be considered. For further information about internships at the RAI please visit the getting involved page.