University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Anthropology and Social Policy

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Course summary

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Social Anthropology is a distinctive degree subject allowing for the holistic study of people’s social relationships and cultural values in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings – their political and economic organisation, their use of rural and urban spaces and their systems of knowledge and forms of religious experience. Social anthropology entails a profound understanding of how and why people (including ourselves) do the things they do – for example, how they work, use technologies and negotiate conflicts, relationships and change. Social Policy looks at the ways in which we as a society promote the welfare of individuals and families. You study some of today’s central issues, such as poverty, well-being, ill-health, education, crime, homelessness and child protection. This includes looking at both the nature of social problems and also at the policies directed towards them by government.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLL46
Institution code K24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Distinction, Distinction, Merit in an academic based subject. Other subjects such as Hospitality, Catering, Art & Design, Music, Photography and Dance will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 15 points at higher level.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2021/22 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Social Anthropology and Social Policy at University of Kent - UCAS