Anthropology at Brunel is ranked 18th in UK and 4th in London (The Complete University Guide 2019)
Anthropology at Brunel is ranked first in the country for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). Brunel students enrich their learning with exciting UK and international field'based work placements. Our students have worked for NGOs in Nepal, hospices in Russia and orphanages in Kathmandu. On this four year thin sandwich degree, you will typically spend two periods on work placements, which are likely to extend through the summer vacation. These placements build up fantastic experience and connect you with organisations and people who will be invaluable when it comes to progressing your career.
Anthropology is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender, and the political role of culture.
It also addresses perennial questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross'culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’
If you are intrigued by these questions and want to study a discipline that will enrich your everyday life as well as equip you for a great variety of occupations, anthropology is the right course for you.
If you select our placement option you'll have the opportunity to undertake a year of fieldwork placements anywhere in the world. These placements build up fantastic experience and connect you with organisations and people who will be invaluable when it comes to progressing your career.
You don't have to decide on your options until the beginning of second year, giving you plenty of time to get a feel for the area that suits you best. You can choose a 3 year/ 4 year course with professional development including 2 work placement. Typical core modules in year 1 may include: Introduction to Anthropology, Fieldwork Encounters, Introduction to Anthropology, Research Methods in Anthropology, Anthropology, Objects and Images. In year 2 include: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity, Ethnography of a Selected Region, Kinship, Sex and Gender, Classical Anthropological Theory, Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology. Optional modules include: Global Communication, Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture. In year 3 core modules may include: Dissertation, Contemporary Anthropological Theory. Typical Optional modules include: Anthropology of the Person, Anthropology of the Body. Visit our website to find out full list of modules.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£14,800||Overseas Fees|