Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Anthropology

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Course summary

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Anthropology offers a unique and powerful means for understanding cultural and social diversity in the modern world. It considers issues which can lead to mind blowing revelations about how individuals and cultures experience life differently. Anthropology is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender, and the political role of culture. It also addresses perennial questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’. If you are intrigued by these questions and want to study a discipline that will enrich your everyday life as well as equip you for a great variety of occupations, anthropology is the right course for you. Our rigorous programme gives you the freedom to choose one of our pathway options:- -Anthropology -Anthropology (Childhood, Youth and Education) -Anthropology (Global Health) -Anthropology (Development, War and Humanitarian Assistance) A special feature of the course at Brunel is the opportunity to do fieldwork placements anywhere in the world according to your anthropological interests. Fieldwork is excellent preparation for work and a chance to make useful contacts and will help to add greater meaning to academic studies. Around half of Brunel’s anthropology students carry out a placement or fieldwork abroad, in places as wide ranging as India, Nepal, Australia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Jamaica. Recent UK placement destinations include the Royal Anthropological Institute, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, Amnesty International and the Department of Health. Examples of dissertation titles based on fieldwork findings have included work in a Nepalese monastery, a South African women’s refuge, the Police Complaints Authority (on the Stephen Lawrence case), as well as in schools and charities. Outside of classes, you can look forward to a one of the most cultural diverse campuses in the UK with opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Additionally, Brunel’s anthropological student society arrange class trips to places like the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford, and the campus’s London location makes it ideal for exploring places like the British Museum in Central London.

Course details

Modules

Compulsory Year 1 Introduction to Anthropology: Themes Fieldwork Encounters: Thinking Through Ethnography Introduction to Anthropology: Beliefs and Ways of Thinking Research Methods in Anthropology Anthropology and Contemporary Debates Practising Anthropology 1 Compulsory Year 2 Ethnicity, Culture and Identity Ethnography of a Selected Region Kinship, Sex and Gender Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology Practising Anthropology 2 Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 Medical Anthropology in Clinical and Community Settings Global Health in Anthropological Perspective Anthropology of Education and Learning Understanding Childhood and Youth Anthropological Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism Critical Perspectives on International Development Compulsory Year 3 Contemporary Anthropological Theory Social Anthropology Dissertation Optional Year 3 Anthropology of the Person Anthropology of the Body Themes in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology Medical Anthropology in Clinical and Community Settings Anthropology of Education and Learning Anthropological Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism Critical Perspectives on International Development Global Health in Anthropological Perspective Understanding Childhood and Youth Ethnography of a Selected Region Ethnography of a Selected Region 2


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeL601
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Anthropology at Brunel University London - UCAS