University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' This course will challenge the way you think about society to build your understanding and develop your insight into the global issues of today. ' We are ranked 6th in the UK for the impact of our social sciences research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' You will study a wide variety of interesting and thought'provoking contemporary topics, ranging from the cultural perception of illness and the study of human'wildlife conflicts to the role of biotechnology and the new genetics. ' You will be able to undertake ethnographic fieldwork, either in the UK or abroad. One very popular option is our (student'funded) South Africa Field course. ' We are ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for Anthropology (Complete University Guide 2016).

Course Modules

Social Anthropology Year 1: introduction to social and cultural anthropology; ethnography and theory in culture and society; being human. Year 2: kinship (comparative and contemporary studies); theory (historical and contemporary perspectives); fieldwork (theory, practice and product). Optional modules: contemporary urban life; sociology and anthropology of human rights. Year 3: anthropology dissertation; anthropology independent study; the anthropology of tourism; animals, culture and society; the anthropology of life and death; hunter gatherers and human evolution; the anthropology of psychological practices; conservation, people and wildlife (south African field course); gender and the body in classical art; Islam and women; food and society; sociology of health and medicine; sociology of travel and tourism; sociology of death; understanding globalisation; sociology of religious and ethnic identities; doing social research. Sociology Year 1: becoming a sociologist; making sense of society 1; making sense of society 2. Year 2: sociological research methods; sociological research methods; sociological theory. Optional modules: intimacy and the self; contemporary urban life; Londonopolis (exploring the global city); media in contemporary society; sociology of childhood; sociology and anthropology of human rights. Year 3: sociology of organisations; food and society; sociology of health and medicine; sociology of death; understanding globalisation; placement learning in sociology; doing social research; international human rights and criminal law; problems in social theory; children's rights; doing social research; childhood and psychoanalysis; global justice, security and society.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • 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%

£18,000 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

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 13%

Total Coursework: 85%

Total Practical: 2%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

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