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This is a combined honours course, where you study Anthropology alongside History. Brookes is distinctive among UK universities in teaching biological and social anthropology in tandem. Biological anthropology explores our evolutionary history, our response to environmental challenges and our relationship to the other primates, while social anthropology helps you to appreciate and respect the customs and beliefs of other societies. Brookes is home to the Anthropology Centre for Conservation, Environment and Development, and the Europe-Japan Research Centre, while other resources include the world-renowned Pitt Rivers Museum of Anthropology and World Archaeology just a mile away. An Anthropology society is also led by students. We make the past come alive in History at Brookes with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study.
In the Anthropology element of the course, what you study includes: 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, religion and ritual, values and beliefs and social change. In the History element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 gives you a broad overview of the topics and issues from the 16th century to the present, with compulsory modules such as Making History: Theory, Methods and Sources. Year 2 compulsory modules in History and Documents and Historical Writing are complemented by optional modules covering a range of subjects. All Year 3 modules are double credit modules. Assessment predominantly consists of coursework.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 x GCSE - Grade 4, normally to include Maths and English.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||English Standard Level - Grade 4|
IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.
If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|