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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.
On Thursday 5 March, Daniela Sieff gave a talk to the RSA on her new book 'How to Understand and Heal Emotional Trauma...'
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...
Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan discuss anthropology and obesity on Australia's The Science Show, 13 June 2015
On Saturday 13 June, Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan of ISCA were invited onto Australia's The Science...More >
The University of Oxford, including the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, is taking part in...More >
Human Sciences Seminars
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