Social Anthropology is an academic discipline that in many respects straddles the social sciences and humanities. It both draws from and contributes to such disciplines as philosophy, linguistics and literature, as well as sociology and history. The BA teaches the methods of social anthropological investigation, emphasising the detailed study of multiple, interwoven areas of social life, through long participation and linguistic familiarity. Students have scope to tailor their programme of study according to their own interests.
Social Anthropology: Modules include: Introduction to social anthropology; voice and place; social theory; principles of social investigation; anthropology and film; anthropology of gender; African and Asian cultures in Britain; Asian and African communities in British society; new media and society; anthropology of tourism; independent study project; advanced ethnographic study; psychoanalysis and anthropology; anthropology and film; the other in horror and science fiction films; contemporary trends; ethnography of East Africa; ethnography of West Africa; ethnography of South Asia; ethnography of South East Asia; ethnography of China; ethnography of Japan; ethnography of the Near and Middle East. Tibetan Modules include: Intensive elementary Tibetan; cultural history of Tibet; intermediate modern Tibetan; intermediate classical Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; readings in mahayana sutra literature; Tibetan Buddhist texts from central Asia; Tibetan Buddhism; independent study in Tibetan language and literature; independent study project in Tibetan language and literature (using language sources).
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
Full Time With Time Abroad
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level AAB-AAA
- Course specific
Key Course Information
The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students. Read more.