Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This degree allows you to further explore your own and other societies by studying the social processes and meanings in the world around them. You'll be thoroughly trained in contemporary methodologies and research skills. Brunel sociologists' areas of special interest include globalisation and social transformation, the sociology of urban spaces, the politics of popular culture, television and media audiences, the public sphere, media discourse, digital cultures, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity. Please contact us if you'd like to ask specific questions relating to your own particular interests and how you might explore them.

Course Modules

Level 1: Introduction to Anthropology: themes; introduction to sociology; introduction to anthropology: beliefs and ways of thinking; Anthropology, objects and images; research methods in anthropology; globalisation. Level 2 Core: Political and economic issues in anthropology; social divisions; classical anthropological theory; work in society; sociology of everyday life: issues in contemporary cultures. Optional (choose one module): ethnicity, culture and identity; ethnography of a selected region: south Asia Level 3 Core: Social anthropology and sociology dissertation. Optional ( choose two modules): Anthropology of the body; anthropology of childhood and youth; anthropology of disability and difference; themes in psychological and psychiatric anthropology; ethnography of a selected region: south asia; anthropology of international development; anthropology of the person; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings; anthropology of education and learning; anthropological perspectives on war and humanitarianism; global health in anthropological perspective (plus two more modules): City lives and urban cultures; crime, deviance and addiction; multiculturism; popular music and popular culture; understanding audiences; the age of new media; forensic science and society.

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
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • 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 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD

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

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 43%

Total Coursework: 57%

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

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