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BA Anthropology (XD49)

Course overview

BA Anthropology (XD49)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAB

A-level contextual offer: BBB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£23,900 per year, international students

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Clifton campus

Our BA Anthropology course offers a unique opportunity to explore the social, material, linguistic and biological aspects of human experience.

Our programme provides the key skills and knowledge required to apply anthropological theory and research techniques to address the major contemporary challenges facing humanity, for example, the impacts of climate change, technological innovation, and deepening health inequalities.

You will receive training in both qualitative and quantitative anthropological methodologies and in descriptive, analytic, interpretative and visual techniques. This will prepare you to undertake fieldwork in communities in Bristol and further afield.

Original research inspires all our teaching and your degree culminates with you producing a substantial final-year dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Whether you are interested in the study of humankind present or past, from Amazonia to Avon, you will be able to explore the topics that inspire you and fire your imagination.

Course structure

In your first year, you will take a series of units introducing you to social, linguistic and biological anthropology and material culture.

Years two and three allow greater specialisation in skills, regional foci and current debates in anthropology. You will become familiar with the range of research methods and theoretical frameworks employed by anthropologists seeking to inform policy and practice today.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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