University Courses: What You Should Know About Anthropology

The study of anthropology is as old as man. Since ancient times, people have been curious about how humans have evolved through studying fossils and relics from old times.

If you’re looking to study anthropology in Africa, great opportunities waiting for you here and abroad. Keep reading to find out all about anthropology

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the science of humans, focusing on human behavior, biology, cultures, communities, and linguistics in the present and past, including past human species. Cultural anthropology investigates patterns of behavior, whereas social anthropology studies patterns of behavior including norms and values.

How Many Years Does It Take To Study Anthropology?

It takes about 4 years to obtain a degree in anthropology at the University.

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Where Can Anthropologists Work?

  • Career paths for those with a degree in anthropology include:
  • Policy officer
  • Social reseacher
  • Chaplain
  • Local government officer
  • Social worker
  • Charity officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Market reseacher
  • Human resource officer
  • UX researcher
  • Community development worker
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Political risk analyst
  • International aid/ development worker
  • Museum/ gallery curator

How Much Do Anthropologists Earn in Nigeria And Ghana?

The salary of anthropologists in Nigeria ranges from ₦28,783.92 to ₦129,776.52 monthly.

In Ghana, the salary of those with a degree in anthropology ranges from GH₵688.29 to GH₵4,475.92 monthly.

What Schools Offer Anthropology?

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Cape Coast
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Benin
  • Yobe State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • University of Uyo

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