University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Philosophy and Anthropology

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Course summary

A Joint Honours programme in Anthropology and Philosophy offers students an exciting and attractive collaboration. Anthropology and Philosophy are cognate subjects that explore ideas and the impact of ideas on human culture, society and individuals. • Philosophy explores the big questions – Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, vision and imagination. • Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think, challenging one's beliefs and assumptions about the world. • Anthropology explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human and the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past. • We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions. • You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities. *Fancy studying another subject alongside philosophy and anthropology? Interested in history, English literature, creative writing, ancient civilisations, the environment or classics? This joint honours programme gives you the opportunity to diversify your studies by studying other areas. For example, you could combine your course with modules in any of the above subjects or with modules in the following ones: Politics: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/politics-pathway Economics: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/politics--economics/economics-pathway Ecology: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/ecology/ecology-pathway International Development: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate/international-development-and-global-politics/international-development-pathway Other humanities subjects: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/undergraduate

Course details

Modules

Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of Philosophy and Anthropology generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas of study include, for example, ethics, self and identity, knowledge and reality, equality, justice, existentialism, animal ethics, political philosophy, environmental issues, freedom, Buddhist philosophy, the body and culture, sacred journeys, water and society, gender, human evolution and hunter-gatherers. Options to study abroad may also be available. ** Note that a range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside the philosophy and anthropology ones. You could take modules in, for example, history, English, or classics.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home​ exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
VL56
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
Lampeter Campus
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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