Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Human societies today face tremendous change and insecurity - from global migration to disappearing wildlife. And our world needs people with innovative skills and perspectives to respond to these challenges. When you study Anthropology, you’ll explore what makes us human, what drives our diversity and how we’re connected to our environment. And from day 1, your studies will take you across subjects, cultures, regions and species. You’ll debate critical issues like:

  • social justice and inequality
  • the origins of modern humans
  • migration and multiculturalism
  • gender identities and differences
  • international development
  • primate conservation
  • You’ll gain new perspectives on your culture, while you explore others. And you’ll examine the foundations of human societies - learning about our evolutionary history. You might be surprised where your interests can take you.
You’ll graduate with a strong awareness of social and environmental justice. And you’ll have sought-after employment skills and knowledge.

Course details


Year 1 modules provide a broad introduction to both sociocultural and biological perspectives while advanced modules in Years 2 and 3 concentrate on specific areas or issues and integrate them creatively. Biological anthropology examines humans within a broad evolutionary framework, including variation in biological characteristics, genes, diseases, the interaction between people and their environment, and the behaviours and comparative anatomy of primates and early hominins. Social anthropology includes the cross-cultural study of social organisation, kinship and gender, political structure, economic institutions, religion and ritual, art and aesthetics, values and beliefs, and social change. Anthropology students benefit greatly from living in a culture that is different from their own and opportunities exist to study abroad in the USA, Japan or Europe.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14600 Year 1
International £14600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS