Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Anthropology is a cosmopolitan social science that takes human diversity for its subject. It provides a unique and powerful means for understanding cultural and social differences. Best known for its fieldwork method of participant observation, anthropology is concerned with such contemporary issues 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, what human beings have in common, and what makes for difference.

Course Modules

Level 1: Introduction to anthropology; themes and debates; introduction to anthropology: beliefs and ways of thinking; fieldwork encounters; thinking through ethnography; anthropology; objects and images; research methods in anthropology; anthropology and contemporary debates. Level 2: Ethnicity, culture and identity; ethnography of the contemporary world ' selected regions; classical anthropological theory; political and economic issues in anthropology; kinship, sex and gender. Level 3: Work Placement. Level 4: Contemporary Anthropological Theory Additional Modules: Global health in anthropological perspective; anthropological perspectives on war and humanitarianism; anthropological perspectives on war and humanitarianism; the anthropology of the body; the anthropology of childhood and youth; the anthropology of disability and difference; the anthropology of education and learning; the anthropology of international development; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings; the anthropology of the person; themes in psychological and psychiatric anthropology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
BSc (Hons) £13,500 ???abroad???
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma

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98% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 100%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 98%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

10% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 30%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation