The aims of the programme are:

  • To familiarise students with intellectual debates in Anthropology and demonstrate how Anthropology is sensitive to the contested nature of knowledge hence its ability to keep generating new theories and refocusing content to remain relevant to national and global priorities.
  • To foster the systematic and comparative study of human institutions and behaviour, and achieve an understanding of the cultural diversity with which humanity is increasingly confronted with

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To equip students with skills to embark on evidence-based research in order to seek answers to questions on a variety of social issues.
  • To enable students to understand the fundamentals of Anthropology as a study of nature, history, human societies and culture as well as appreciate the key role played by empirical fieldwork as a method and source of knowledge generation.
  • To guide students through cutting-edge research methods in Anthropology and train students on ethical procedures guiding the discipline.
  • To enable students to develop analytical and critical skills required to explore the diverse social arrangements existent in the global society.
  • To equip students with the skills to challenge predominant Western based knowledge systems and literature that exists within the discipline of Anthropology.


  • Candidates must have passed 5 subjects at Ordinary level, including English language with at least a C grade or better.
  • Candidates must have passed at least two subjects at Advanced level. One of the subjects should preferably be Geography, History, Language (any), Sociology, Geography, English literature and Agriculture, OR
  • Candidates must have a Diploma from this university or a recognised institution.

The Bachelor of Social Science Honours Degree in Anthropology is normally 4 years, which comprises of eight (8) semesters of study inclusive of one academic year of industrial attachment.

Graduates of this programme can work as consultants or entrepreneurs in a variety of social science environments that are development-related, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Sociologists can be employed in the health sector, criminal justice system, in business and industry sector, in teaching and/or research oriented organisations, including schools, colleges, think tanks and universities. Graduates can also be employed in various government departments and in the NGO sector focusing on broad policy programming, programme and project implementation and evaluation.

Full Programme Structure

  • HSAT 1101 Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • HSAT 1102 Introduction to Sociology
  • HSAT 1103 Introduction to Psychology
  • HSAT 1104 Communication Skills
  • HSAT 1105 Basic Computer Studies
  • IDPL 1101 Peace and Leadership Studies
  • HSAT 1206 Organizations
  • HSAT 1207 Social Psychology
  • HSAT 1208 Gender Studies
  • HSAT 1209 Issues in Social Anthropology
  • HSAT 1210 Sociology and Anthropology of Development
  • HSAT 2101 Ethnographic Studies
  • HSAT 2102 Family, Kinship and Marriage
  • HSAT 2103 Economic Anthropology
  • HSAT 2104 Qualitative Research Methods
  • HSAT 2105 Religion, Magic and Mythology
  • HSAT 2206 Anthropology of Power and War
  • HSAT 2207 Anthropology of Tourism and Travel
  • HSAT 2208 Medical Anthropology
  • HSAT 2209 Transnational Migration and Diaspora Identities
  • HSAT 2210 Quantitative Research Methods

HSAT 3000 Industrial Attachment

  • HSAT 4101 Social Anthropological Theory
  • HSAT 4102 Anthropology of Media and Technology
  • HSAT 4103 Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life
  • HSAT 4104 Environmental Anthropology
  • HSAT 4105 Postcolonial Identities
  • HSAT 4206 Contemporary Social Theory
  • HSAT 4207 Social Marginalisation
  • HSAT 4208 Rural and Urban Anthropology
  • HSAT 4210 Research Project