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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...
A new study by Dr Alex Alvergne and Dr Virpi Lumaa suggests Mongolian women 'want status over big families'
A new study by Alex Alvergne (Oxford) and Verpi Lummaa (Sheffield) suggests the aspirations of women in...More >
The de la Torre Bueno Special Citation for scholarship in dance is awarded to Dance Circles by Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach
We are delighted to announce that the Society of Dance History Scholars has awarded the 2013 de la Torre...More >
Human Sciences Seminars
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