MArts Anthropology with Innovation (XD50)

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UCAS code XD50
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 This course was new for 2016 entry and applicants accepted data is not yet available

About MArts Anthropology with Innovation

The innovators of the 21st century will bring together arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.

This course combines in-depth subject specialism in anthropology with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. You will study anthropology to gain a solid discipline strength and alongside this, apply your subject knowledge to innovate and translate your ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The course will teach you the fundamentals of anthropology in its broadest sense, studying humanity in all its diversity, covering the fundamental theories, methodologies and empirical bases of this interdisciplinary subject. You will recognise that human diversity holds multiple problems as well as creative solutions.

You will come together with students from other innovation disciplines such as computer science and geography to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative ideas and put this into practice, working in transdisciplinary teams, ultimately creating new ventures together.

More about Innovation

Find out more about studying Innovation and Archaeology and Anthropology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First Year

  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Kinship and Anthropology
  • Well-being and Society
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human

Second Year

  • Contemporary Theory in Social Anthropology
  • Anthropological Methods
  • Two of the following units:
    • Human Behavioural Ecology
    • Language, Culture and Society
    • Anthroplogy of Islam
    • Early Human Origins
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving someone else's problem
  • Open units up to a maximum of 20CP

Third Year

  • One of the following units:
    • Material Culture
    • Current Debates in Biological Anthropology
    • Culture and Mind
    • Communities and Interactions
    • The Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
  • Anthropology Dissertation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new

Fourth Year

  • Either Research Methods in Anthropology or two of the following units:
    • Material Culture
    • Contemporary Issues in Anthropology
    • History and Theory in Anthropology
  • In the Wild
  • New Venture Creation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Anthropology with Innovation

Typical offer for MArts Anthropology with Innovation - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB 
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 Overall to include 17 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 Overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentNo specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application and an additional task to assess applicants’ creative and/or entrepreneurial skills/experience.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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