Bournemouth

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Anthropology at Bournemouth covers everything from conflict resolution in Kosovo, through to studying the big questions of human evolution. We emphasise hands-on learning of practical, applied skills in anthropology which will give you a firm foundation for a wide range of careers, from international and community development, teaching and the civil service; lab work, forensic and law enforcement – and indeed, any career where employers value a range of skills from across the humanities, social and physical sciences alongside some serious people skills! 

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements 104-120 UCAS Points, either min. 2 A-levels, 2 HL Certificates, BTEC Ex Diploma DMM, IB 29-31
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?BSc Anthropology
Joint Honours?BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Anthropology; BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?Yes
Contact fcoward@bournemouth.ac.uk

Winchester

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Anthropology at the University of Winchester takes a broad approach to the study of humanity, with modules in biological anthropology, social anthropology, and archaeology/material culture studies throughout the degree course. We offer a BA (Hons) Anthropology and a BA (Hons) Anthropology and Archaeology – the latter incorporates hands-on excavation experience. We also offer opportunities for study abroad and work placements, as well as a variety of optional modules that allow you to tailor the degree to your interests.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements 104-120 UCAS Points, IB minimum of 2 * HL at 4
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?BA (Hons) Anthropology
BA (Hons) Anthropology and Archaeology
Joint Honours?
Part-time option?Yes
Contact lisa.bernasek@winchester.ac.uk
heidi.dawson-hobbis@winchester.ac.uk

Wales Trinity Saint David

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Anthropology at UWTSD is an engaged, practical and active programme designed to furnish graduates with the skills to challenge inequality and effectively promote social and environmental justice. To support this goal, we have replaced lectures with seminar style classes and use dynamic experiential methods to enable students to develop into practitioner anthropologists rather than focus simply on what other anthropologists have done. Anthropology at UWTSD is student-led and, therefore, each year we tailor our class activities to your interests so that you can fill your time exploring topics that most fascinate you.

Sample Lecture: Water in the Time of Climate Change

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements 240 UCAS Points
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?Social Anthropology
Joint Honours?BA Anthropology and Applied Psychology, BA History and Anthropology, BA English and Anthropology, BA Classical Studies, Anthropology and Education Studies, BA Anthropology and Chinese Civilisation, BA Anthropology
and Heritage Studies, BA Anthropology and Chinese
Studies, BA Anthropology and Heritage Management, BA Anthropology, English and Education Studies, BA Anthropology with Education Studies, BA Anthropology, Religious
Studies and Education Studies, BA Philosophy and
Anthropology, BA Ancient History and Anthropology, BA
Religious Studies and Anthropology, BA Medieval Studies
and Anthropology, BA Philosophy, Anthropology and
Education Studies, BA Ancient History, Anthropology and Education studies, BA Anthropology and International Development
Part-time option?Yes
Contact l.attala@uwtsd.ac.uk

Sussex

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Anthropology at the University of Sussex has been at the forefront of the subject for over 50 years, with an international reputation for engaging with real-life issues. It has become known for its expertise in the anthropology of politics and activism; environmental and economic sustainability; morality, ethics, rights and justice; and science and reproductive health. Studying anthropology at Sussex will make you part of a vibrant academic community concerned with making a difference in people’s lives.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology
Entry Requirements AAB-ABB/IB 34
Preferred Subjects Prefer at least one essay-based subject
Single Honours?BA Anthropology
Joint Honours?BA Anthropology with History, Geography, Cultural Studies, International Development, International Relations, Modern Language (French, Italian or Spanish)
Part-time option?No
Contact e.killick@sussex.ac.uk

Student Ethnographic Film Projects:

Andrews

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From the language of the Andean khipu, to the ethics of oil exploration and energy markets; from basket-weaving in the highlands and islands to contemporary post-colonial art; from the Scottish enlightenment to 21st century crisis – come and join us in our beautiful and historic coastal town and study an anthropology that looks towards the future.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology
Entry Requirements AAB / IB 35
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?MA Social Anthropology
Joint Honours?MA (Hons) Ancient History and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Arabic and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Art History and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Classics and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Economics and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) English and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Film Studies and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) French and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Geography and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) German and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Greek and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) International Relations and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Italian and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Latin and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Mediaeval History and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Middle East Studies and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Modern History and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Persian and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Philosophy and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Psychology and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Russian and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Scottish History and Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Social Anthropology and Spanish; MA (Hons) Social Anthropology and Sustainable Development; MA (Hons) Social Anthropology and Theological Studies; MA (Hons) Economics with Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Geography with Social Anthropology; MA (Hons) Social Anthropology with Geography
Part-time option?No
Contact socanthdot@st-andrews.ac.uk

Southampton

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Archaeology and Anthropology at Southampton takes you on a 3-million-year journey to discover what it is to be human. Our course draws widely on the Humanities and Sciences, and allows you the opportunity to explore those aspects of human culture and physical being, past and present, that excite you most. Located on the sunny south coast of England, it is appropriate that one of our core specialisms is maritime archaeology and ethnography.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB to BBB/IB 32 to 30/16 to 15 HL
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology
BSc Sociology with Anthropology
Part-time option?No
Contact c.j.pollard@soton.ac.uk

Roehampton

The Anthropology programme at Roehampton provides students with integrated training in social and biological anthropology; we also offer a combined honours option in social anthropology/sociology. Ranked as one of the top three universities in London for Anthropology in the Times Good University Guide 2021, we consistently lead anthropology programmes in the country for student satisfaction, based on the results of the National Student Survey. To find out more about our programme, visit our Anthroehampton blog, where we showcase staff and student work: https://eportfolios.roehampton.ac.uk/anthroehampton/

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology
Entry Requirements GCSE (or equivalent) requirement: Maths, Science or Biology, Grade C / 4/ IB Full Diploma
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?Anthropology
Joint Honours?Social Anthropology
Part-time option?Yes
Contact jonathan.skinner@roehampton.ac.uk

Reading

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Explore humanity from its earliest origins to the cultures and societies of today with our BA Archaeology and Anthropology degree. Our joint honours course combines archaeology’s examination of material evidence from our past and present with anthropology’s focus on human development and contemporary cultures and societies. Studying these two disciplines together will allow you to understand more fully what it means to be human.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements BBB/IB 30
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?No
Contact a.m.cant@reading.ac.uk

Oxford

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We offer two undergraduate degrees.

The Institute of Human Sciences, part of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, delivers the Human Sciences BA degree. The degree considers humans as a biological, social and cultural species. Taught by specialists from biological, social, medical and environmental sciences departments of the University, the degree offers an exciting interdisciplinary perspective on humanity.

The Archaeology and Anthropology BA is delivered in conjunction with the School of Archaeology and is administered through that School. The degree draws on well over a century of experience in teaching and research, outstanding museum and library resources and the cumulative knowledge of literally dozens of academics, Oxford’s Arch & Anth course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience throughout space and time.

To find out more about the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography visit their website here: www.anthro.ox.ac.uk

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry RequirementsAAA/ IB 38
Preferred Subjects?No preferences for the BA ArchAnth, but for BA Human Sciences we require Maths and Biology A-levels
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?No
Contact ugsupport@arch.ox.ac.uk

Manchester

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The Social Anthropology department at the University of Manchester is one of the largest in Britain and has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research. Our strength is based upon the diversity of specific regional and theoretical interests of individual members of staff. You’ll be learning and working with experts in their fields who share key research strength in areas such as poverty, race, inequality, science and genetics, the state and international development, kinship, knowledge and skills and materiality.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB/IB 34
Preferred Subjects No preferred subjects; many of our students come with a mixture of humanities and natural or social science subjects. Commitment to studying Anthropology is more important than any specific A-level combination.
Single Honours? BSocSc in Social Anthropology (3 years or 4 years with study year abroad)
Joint Honours?BSocSc Social Anthropology and Politics, BSocSc Social Anthropology and Philosophy, BSocSc Social Anthropology and Sociology, BSocSc Social Anthropology and Quantitative Methods, BSocSc Social Anthropology and Criminology, BA Anthropology and Comparative Religion, BA Social Anthropology and Linguistics, BA Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?No
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