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.
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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