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Anthropology offers a unique and powerful means for understanding cultural and social diversity in the modern world. It considers issues which can lead to mind blowing revelations about how individuals and cultures experience life differently. Anthropology is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender, and the political role of culture. It also addresses perennial questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’. If you are intrigued by these questions and want to study a discipline that will enrich your everyday life as well as equip you for a great variety of occupations, anthropology is the right course for you. A special feature of the course at Brunel is the opportunity to do fieldwork placements anywhere in the world according to your anthropological interests. Fieldwork is excellent preparation for work and a chance to make useful contacts and will help to add greater meaning to academic studies. Around half of Brunel’s anthropology students carry out a placement or fieldwork abroad, in places as wide ranging as India, Nepal, Australia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Jamaica. Recent UK placement destinations include the Royal Anthropological Institute, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, Amnesty International and the Department of Health. Examples of dissertation titles based on fieldwork findings have included work in a Nepalese monastery, a South African women’s refuge, the Police Complaints Authority (on the Stephen Lawrence case), as well as in schools and charities. Outside of classes, you can look forward to a one of the most cultural diverse campuses in the UK with opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Additionally, Brunel’s anthropological student society arrange class trips to places like the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford, and the campus’s London location makes it ideal for exploring places like the British Museum in Central London.
Core modules Year 1 Introduction to Anthropology: Themes Fieldwork Encounters: Thinking Through Ethnography Introduction to Anthropology: Beliefs and Ways of Thinking Research Methods in Anthropology Anthropology and Contemporary Debates Anthropology, Objects and Images Year 2 Ethnicity, Culture and Identity Ethnography of a Selected Region Kinship, Sex and Gender Classical Anthropological Theory Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology Optional modules Global Communication Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture Year 3 is an optional work placement Year 4 Social Anthropology Dissertation Contemporary Anthropological Theory Optional modules Anthropology of the Person Anthropology of the Body Themes in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology Medical Anthropology in Clinical and Community Settings Anthropology of Education and Learning Ethnography of a Selected Region Anthropological Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism Critical Perspectives on International Development Global Health in Anthropological Perspective Understanding Childhood and Youth
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in any subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in any subject and an A level at grade B|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required including English Language.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDM||in any subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in any subject and an A level at grade B|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.