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The Human Sciences BA degree course considers humans as a biological, social and cultural species, and provides a challenging alternative to some of the more traditional courses offered at Oxford.
The degree offers an inter-disciplinary academic training that enables students to study humans from the contrasting perspectives of the biological and social sciences and to make connections between them.
Underlying Human Sciences is a recognition that it is important to build bridges between the various human sciences at a time when advances in genetics, evolutionary biology and the social sciences need to be applied to the problems of a rapidly changing world.
Teaching for the Human Sciences degree is provided by a number of departments of the University, including Anthropology, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology and Zoology. Hence, while the Institute of Human Sciences has few staff of its own, it draws on the experience and expertise of academics from a wide range of disciplines. This is reflected in the links to personal web-pages that can be accessed via our ‘Fellows’ link.
The Institute of Human Sciences is based at The Pauling Centre 58a Banbury Road. It is administered through the School of Anthropology, within the Social Sciences division.
The Institute of Human Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Bob Hiorns and Wilma Crowther Prizes...
Dr Andy Gosler has been awarded an AHRC grant to develop the Ethno-ornithology World Archive...
The Human Sciences statistics convenor and tutor was the recipient of the Innovation in Teaching Award in the Medical Sciences Division at the 2013 OUSU Teaching Awards.
Professor Paul Richards, Njala University, Sierra Leone, will deliver the Inaugural Mary Douglas...More >
In an article published in the Times Higher Education on 5 June, Dr Mette Louise Berg argues for the need for...More >
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