BA Anthropology (XD49)

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UCAS code XD49
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA Anthropology

This course teaches you the fundamentals of anthropology - the comparative study of human diversity.

Social and linguistic anthropology explore how humans make and view their worlds, drawing on ethnographic studies of society, culture and language from around the world.

Evolutionary anthropology includes the study of human evolution, primates and biological and behavioural human diversity.

Developing your knowledge of the variety and evolution of human customs, social organisation and behaviour, you will learn to apply theories and research techniques used across the discipline. You will receive training in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and in descriptive, analytic and project management techniques. To develop your skills you will undertake fieldwork in communities in Bristol and further afield.

In your first year you will take a series of units introducing you to social and linguistic anthropology, evolutionary and biological anthropology, and anthropological approaches to material culture.

In your second year, core units cover key research methods and theoretical frameworks. You can choose from a range of optional units on specific themes and geographical regions in the second and third years.

The third year provides an opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest, working closely with a member of staff to write a dissertation on an original topic of your choice.

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Typical offer for BA Anthropology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB 
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD Distinctions may be requested in specified units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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