University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

What does it mean to be human? Anthropology is for creative and critical thinkers, fascinated by every aspect of human life. Investigate the history of our species, explore the amazing diversity of human cultures and find your place in an ever-changing world. Study how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies, and how we interact with both one another and the environment. You develop insight into social and cultural difference and an understanding of the history, behaviour, and evolution of our species – gaining a new perspective that is particularly valuable to employers across a wide range of industries. Get practical with facilities like the brand new mini CT-scanner within the Imaging Centre for Life Sciences, the Ethnobiology Laboratory for identification of useful plants, and the Biological Anthropology Teaching Lab with its impressive fossil cast collection. Field trips present another opportunity for you to learn beyond your lectures at zoos, museums, religious sites and the financial district. Choose to study Anthropology at Kent because: • it was ranked 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and placed 9th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2022 • you’ll be inspired by academics at the forefront of their fields including biological, environmental, evolutionary and social anthropology • you can stand out by applying your skills and knowledge to a Year in Professional Practice • you can live, study and be immersed in a different culture when you add a Year Abroad • you’ll benefit from ongoing support in your studies through our excellent staff-student ratio, regular workshops and alumni talks as well as dedicated academic advisors and peer mentoring scheme

Course details


On this degree you are introduced to anthropology, its foundations and its leading thinkers. You also benefit from practical learning through lab-based sessions and a number of visits away from campus. You also enjoy a wide and varied choice of optional modules enabling you to expand your perspective or develop a specialism. You can study human sexual behaviour, or medical anthropology; take modules in ethnicity and nationalism, and power and money or discover more about primate communication or forensic anthropology.

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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

English language requirements

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

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Anthropology at University of Kent - UCAS