University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Study anthropology and humanity from both social and biological perspectives. ' Highly recommended: 100% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2015). ' You'll get the opportunity to travel to South Africa for a field course, studying local communities, wildlife and the relationships between them. ' We are ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for Anthropology (Complete University Guide 2016).

Course Modules

Year 1: being human; special topics in anthropology; introduction to evolutionary anthropology; human ecology and adaptation; ethnography and theory in culture and society; introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Year 2: kinship (comparative and contemporary studies); theory (historical and contemporary perspectives); humans and other primates; fieldwork (theory, practice and product); research methods in anthropology; understanding behaviour; anthropology directed reading. Year 3: anthropology dissertation or anthropology independent study. Optional modules: primate biology and conservation; palaeoanthropology; conservation, people and wildlife (south African field course); the anthropology of tourism; animals, culture and society; the anthropology of life and death; hunter gatherers and human evolution; the anthropology of psychological practices; animal behaviour and cognition; Cuba (society, culture and struggle since 1898).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 78%

Total Practical: 1%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation