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The University of Bradford

This degree explores how archaeological techniques and the analysis of human remains are used in a forensic (medico-legal) context.

You will gain a full grounding in archaeological excavation, surveying and recording of crime scenes.

In addition, you will also learn about human anatomy and anthropological analysis of human remains, including age, sex, ancestry assessment and the analysis and interpretation of trauma.

Specialist modules will allow you to understand how scientific techniques are used to build up a biological profile of unidentified remains; processes of decomposition (and preservation) of human tissues and associated materials; trauma analysis; and forensic identification of living people.

You’ll also gain an understanding of scientific principles and how data should be presented in a legal context.

Social Anthropology
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements BBC / 112 UCAS tariff points
Preferred Subjects At least one science subject including geology, psychology, maths, anthropology, archaeology
Single Honours?No
Joint Honours?BSc (Hons) Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?No
Contact https://your.bradford.ac.uk/form/UGEnquiryForm2020

Dundee

Students from around the world choose to study at the world-renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), part of the School of Science and Engineering. The teaching of human anatomy is a fundamental part of our courses. We are one of only a handful of universities in the UK using Thiel embalming methods to produce near life like cadavers. You will gain invaluable practical experience.

You will learn from case-active practitioners and become part of a community contributing to ground-breaking changes in forensic anthropology, anatomical knowledge exchange, imaging, and improved surgical procedures.

Social Anthropology
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology
Entry Requirements BBB; The essential subjects are A-Level Biology and GCSE Chemistry + Mathematics at C/3
30 points; 5, 5, 5 at higher level, including Biology and Chemistry
Preferred Subjects Biology, Chemistry, Maths
Single Honours?Forensic Anthropology Bsc (Hons)
Joint Honours?No
Part-time option?No
Contact https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/enquiry/

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

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

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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
Contact chika.watanabe@manchester.ac.uk

Kent

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We offer a BSc in Anthropology with the opportunity to specialise in either biological or social anthropology,  or a combination of both.

You study how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies, and how we interact with both one another and the environment. You develop insight into social and cultural difference and an understanding of the history, behaviour, and evolution of our species – gaining a global perspective of humanity in all its marvellous diversity, which will enrich your life and prepare you to engage with the challenges of our complex and changing planet.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB (reduction of at least 2 grades contextually)/ IB 34 or 15 HL
Preferred Subjects Commitment to studying Anthropology is more important than any specific A-level combination
Single Honours?BSc Anthropology, BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad, BSc Anthropology with a Year in Professional Practice
Joint Honours?BA Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology, LLB Law and Social Anthropology, and BA Sociology and Social Anthropology
Part-time option?Yes
Contact hssadmissions@kent.ac.uk