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This course is one of just a handful at UK universities to offer an exciting blend of both social and biological anthropology, covering topics such as anthropological theory and fieldwork, cultural ecology and human-environment interaction, material culture and technology, human evolution and hands-on laboratory work, all delivered by leading practitioners in their fields. You’ll also select from a portfolio of specialised subjects, allowing you to craft a curriculum that favours your own interests, and career goals. As well as developing a comprehensive understanding of human diversity and cultural richness, you’ll gain the unique combination of highly transferable analytical, communication and presentation skills that make anthropology graduates highly attractive to a wide range of employers. Within six months of completing their course, 90% of our students who study anthropology courses are working or studying.
The study of anthropology offers a unique perspective on what it means to be human. While humans from all corners of the globe share the same basic biology, our cultures are remarkably diverse. Many of the practices that we think of as ‘natural’ or biologically given are in fact thought about and performed very differently in different cultures across the world today and in the past. How and why have humans evolved this uniquely ‘bio-cultural’ nature? How have humans and our societies been shaped by our social and ecological relationships with one another and with our environments, and how will this continue in the future? Anthropology has never been more relevant than in today’s multicultural, interconnected and fast-changing world.
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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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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||104 tariff points (Grade D*D)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 overall.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||104 tariff points (Grade D*D)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|