Top Anthropology Schools

Top leading Anthropology schools in the UK:

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- The SOAS Anthropology Department was rated 2nd equal (behind Cambridge) in the Guardian University Guide 2010 based on the 2008 RAE results. It is also rated as the top London Anthropology Department overall.
- The Times Higher Education RAE "Table of Excellence 2008" placed the SOAS Anthropology Department 2nd equal with LSE.

University of Cambridge
- Biological Anthropology at Cambridge is structured into two main streams: Applied Biological Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Studies.
- Biological Anthropology at Cambridge was ranked as one of the top anthropology departments, ranked 2nd base on the percentage of the highest quality outputs (4*), in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, which attempts to measure UK research quality.

University College London
- In 2001, UCL Anthropology was one of only two departments nationally to achieve the top score of 5*.
- In RAE 2008 85% of our research activity was judged of international quality, and 60% was classified in the top two categories of 4* and 3*.
- The Department offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes such as the BA Archaeology and Anthropology; BSc Anthropology; BSc Human Sciences; MA in Material and Visual Culture; MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour; etc.

London School of Economics and Political Science
- In 2007/8, 95% of undergraduate leavers and 90% of postgraduate leavers from the Department of Anthropology were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation.
- In the 2008 RAE, the Department scored the highest percentage of the maximum 4* grades among all anthropology departments in the UK.

Queen's University Belfast
- The 2008 RAE results have confirmed its reputation as a world leading centre for research in Anthropology. It shows that 35% of research in Anthropology is world leading (4*). Only two other Anthropology departments in the UK performed at this top level.

University of Wales Lampeter
- The Guardian University Guide 2008 ranked Anthropology at Lampeter as the best in Wales and in 8th position overall in the UK.

* Ranking of Anthropology Programs (Top 10 list):
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Goldsmiths
4 UCL
5 Glasgow
6 London School of Economics
7 SOAS
8 St Andrews
9 Edinburgh
10 Kent
Source: Guardian University Guide 2011

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