This degree - one of just a handful at UK universities to offer complementary units covering social anthropology alongside the core focus on biological anthropology – provides a firm foundation for understanding how societies work.
104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent.
Anthropology is the study of humans: what unites us as a species, and how and why individuals and groups vary both biologically and culturally across space and time
With comprehensive study of the dual biological/social nature of humans and human societies, past and present - gain an understanding of human biological and cultural diversity
Undertake hands-on practical and laboratory work, all delivered by leading academics with 92% of students studying Anthropology agreeing that staff made the subject interesting
Anthropological theory and fieldwork, cultural ecology, human-environment interaction, human evolution, and material culture and technology are all key areas of study
Select subject options from biological and social anthropology and allied disciplines, to build your study around your own interests, passions, and career aspirations
Complete a five- or a 30-week placement to apply skills developed as well as build a network of professional contacts and a strong CV, enhancing your career prospects.
AAFS Study Skills
Ancient Peoples & Places
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Social Anthropology
Introduction to Social Theory
Studying Ancient Materials
Themes in Archaeology & Anthropology
Growing up & Growing old
Semester 2 (choose 2):
Environmental & Societal Challenges
Rome & Barbarian Europe
Societies of prehistoric Europe
Optional placement year
You may choose to complete an optional 30-week minimum work placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future. Alternatively you can complete a short 5 week placement and complete your course in three years.
Independent Research Project
Semester 1 (choose one):
Anthropology of International Intervention
Science of Human Remains
Seekers, Believers & Iconoclasts - Sociology of Thought
Semester 2 (choose one):
Animals & Society
Food, Culture & Travel
Primate Behavioural Ecology
Commercial Heritage, museums, conservation trusts and tourism
Data management and analysis
Education, higher education, research and academia
Commercial archaeology excavation and consultancy
Local government services, charities, social research and policy, health and social work, development,
Law, law enforcement, forensic science, scene of crime and police forces
Overseas agencies and international organisations
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