Graduate Studies Handbook

Welcome to the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (also known as Anthropology, SAME, the School, or the department). This handbook applies to all graduate students starting in academic year 2019-2020.  The information in this handbook may be different for students starting in other years.

The aim of this handbook is to provide all graduate students with relevant general information on postgraduate study and research in Oxford across the whole field of anthropology. The contents of this webpage should be read in conjunction with the relevant programme handbook.

This and other handbooks should be read in conjunction with the Examination Conventions for each degree, the Examination Regulations and the Proctors’ and Assessors’ Memorandum (the Proctors are the University’s chief disciplinary officers, who interpret and apply the regulations, and to whom complaints and appeals about academic matters may be addressed; the Assessors are officers concerned with student welfare).

Copies of both documents can be consulted on the University website at and respectively.