University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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

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100% of UWTSD’s Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies students agreed that staff are good at explaining things – NSS 2018.

UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Anthropology – NSS 2018.

Anthropology is the study of human life and behaviour. And that requires getting out into the world to find out what people are up to. A degree in Anthropology at UWTSD gives you the opportunity to do just that – to study and experience human culture in a whole new way. Your concentration in Religious Studies will compliment this emphasis by giving you a grounding in the beliefs and practices of a wide range of world faiths. The course will help you understand the role of religion in the world and study the origins and development of religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Five Reasons to Choose Religious Studies and Anthropology:

• Wide range of modules on relevant topics such the political anthropology, religious movements, or cultural conceptions of sex and gender.
• Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in religious experience and sustainability.
• Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials.
• Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests.
• Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.

Course details

Modules

The Religious Studies degree focuses primarily on religion in the contemporary world, with acknowledgement of the significance of religion in shaping history. The programme looks at specific religions, highlighting various themes in which religion has an influence or a role. World faiths are explored in the form of Abrahamic religions and Asian traditions as well as Indigenous religions, with specific focus on South America, as well as the new religious movements and alternative spiritualities that became significant in the West from the mid-20th century onwards.

Anthropology explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings one face to face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past. Anthropology students at UWTSD have the opportunity to observe and engage with communities and cultures first-hand. For instance, students are able to undertake Voluntary Work Abroad and be active participants in staff’s research projects, both in the UK and abroad. We are one of the few places where undergraduate students are provided with in-the-field practical training. All anthropology students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David are offered, and assisted to take up, exciting opportunities to go abroad for field work.
The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a cross-Faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a School-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 3 compulsory modules and 2 optional ones.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type 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.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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!

Application codes

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Course code RSA1
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
Carmarthen
SA31 3EP


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0300 500 5054