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Take your knowledge of culture and society to the next level and equip yourself with a big range of practical and analytical skills for a changing world with our Anthropology and Sociology BSc. 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 fundamental questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’ Sociology, its sister subject, looks at the foundations of social life and the big issues in contemporary society such as inequality, racism, globalisation, and migration. In particular, your sociology studies at Brunel will be closely related to the central and ever-increasing importance of the communications media in our culture, for example, how poverty is portrayed and the powerful influence of celebrity. Brunel is a great choice for this combined study with lecturers from both subjects producing cutting edge research alongside their teaching, on both global issues and local problems. This research expertise filters down into what you will learn. In anthropology students have learnt about youth and motorcycles in Rwanda, and in sociology, about cosmetic tourism. Choose this course and you can do fieldwork on any subject, anywhere in the world, whether it’s learning about refugees in Athens or mother and toddler groups in inner London. Around half of Brunel 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. Alternatively, could choose a placement that’s more sociologically focussed. Either way, you can choose to take it as two six month placements or one year-long placement.
Core Modules Year 1 Introduction to Anthropology: Themes Introduction to Anthropology: Beliefs and Ways of Thinking Research Methods in Anthropology Anthropology, Objects and Images Key Ideas in Sociology Contemporary Society & Media Year 2 Classical Anthropological Theory Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture Apocalypse! Crisis and Society Visual Cultures Optional modules Ethnicity, Culture and Identity Ethnography of a Selected Region Year 3 is an optional work placement Year 4 Social Anthropology and Sociology Dissertation Optional Modules Anthropology of the Person Anthropology of the Body Understanding Childhood and Youth Themes in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology Medical Anthropology in Clinical and Community Settings Anthropology of Education and Learning Contemporary Anthropological Theory Ethnography of a Selected Region Anthropological Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism Critical Perspectives on International Development Global Health in Anthropological Perspective Comedy, the Media and Society Racism, Identity & Difference Digital Cultures Global Cities: Space & Culture Beyond Human
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.