Global Development with Anthropology with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview This degree examines the big issues of our time through the lens of diverse human experience and agency. With a focus on knowledge and practice, and the cultures in which they exist, the degree challenges dominant forms of knowing. Students examine a range of social concerns: how, for example, does ritual and ceremonial activity ensure social solidarity on the one hand, and compliance on the other? What happens when ‘alien’ customs are enforced, or when cultural groups lose (through colonisation, missionisation, modernisation etc.) their ritual traditions? How can ‘alternative’ forms of knowledge (such as Indigenous knowledge) help us better tackle climate change, global inequality, warfare and poverty? How can an understanding of ‘alternative’ forms of exchange (such as non-market exchange) help us better understand human sociality and address multi-level inequalities? This critical overview of ‘social development’ in our BA International Development with Anthropology provides the skills needed to ethically engage on a multi- and inter-cultural level. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course This innovative course combines a strong interdisciplinary foundation with a specialist anthropological lens in the study of international development. You’ll take core modules that seek to understand critical contemporary issues from an anthropological perspective – including poverty, inequality, gender, corruption and conflict – focusing specifically on the diversity of peoples and cultures, and how different social relationships, structures and beliefs around the world can shape lives and processes of social change. You’ll develop practical skills in key anthropological methods, and you’ll have the opportunity to study material culture in the world-renowned Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts. In addition to this anthropological focus, you’ll gain a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, fusing insights from anthropology with those from across the social sciences, including economics, environmental sciences, geography, media, and politics. You can develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, through area modules relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America, and you can pursue your emerging interests in other aspects and perspectives of development. In your third year, you’ll study abroad at one of our partner Universities, taking courses that complement what you are studying in the School. The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with your niche specialism. By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you will not only learn from our world-renowned anthropologists within the school, but you can benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. We are ranked No. 1 in the UK amongst development institutions for overall quality of research, impact and outputs in Anthropology and Development studies and are in the top 15 in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Global Development with Anthropology with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS