Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our course has been rated top nationally for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey for the last two years. We have an excellent reputation for our cutting edge research addressing global issues and local problems. Our department has particular strengths in the anthropology of Africa, South/Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, as well as expertise in child'focused anthropological studies, development, psychological anthropology and medical anthropology. Our teaching is firmly based on our respected research. As well as providing a comparative knowledge of cultural and social systems around the world, we have developed a unique blend of 'anthropology at home' and 'anthropology abroad'. At Brunel theory and practice go hand in hand. We are the only British university where studying anthropology always means applying what you have read to your real'life observations, with opportunities to undertake fieldwork all over the world. We're proud of our thriving Anthropology Society which organises regular parties, film screenings, trips and talks, helping you extend your learning as you socialise. In addition to our Anthropology BSc we also offer joint honours in the following area giving you the chance to tailor your studies: ' Anthropology and Sociology BSc.

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: 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
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.0
  • 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

Key Course Information

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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

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 59%

Total Practical: 1%

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

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