What will I learn?

You will receive a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of anthropology in the broadest sense, addressing the core disciplines of social and biological anthropology as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on culture, society and health.**Year 1**Currently, students take five modules in Anthropology and select one elective module offered by another department, including the option to study a module in a modern foreign language.Compulsory modules:People and CulturesHuman Evolution and DiversityBeing HumanDoing Anthropological ResearchHealth, Illness and Society.**Year 2**In your second year, you will develop a deeper and more complex grasp of anthropology and will gain "hands-on" experience of conducting research at one of our residential field sites on the compulsory Anthropology Field Course module, normally held in September prior to the start of your second year. You will also take a core module covering the diverse ways in which anthropological knowledge is constructed and theorised, as well as four elective modules that will enable you to pursue your interests in specific topics. Compulsory modules:Anthropology Field CourseInterrogating AnthropologyKinship and ReligionPolitics and Economics.Optional modules:Global Health and DiseaseSex, Reproduction and LoveEvolution, Variation and AdaptationOur Place in Nature.**Year 3 (Year 4 if undertaking a Year Abroad)**In your final year, you will design and carry out your own dissertation project and have free choice of advanced optional taught modules. Optional modules are generally based on the research expertise of staff, and reflect the University’s ideal of research-led education. Options available in the Department cover the full disciplinary spectrum, from the entirely biological to the entirely socio-cultural or a mixture of anthropological sub-disciplines via the Specialised Aspects of Evolutionary, Health and Medical, and Social Anthropology modules. Typical topics that may be available include forensic anthropology, religious controversy, urban anthropology and public health. In your third year, you are invited to attend the regular round of research seminars given by visiting scholars or Durham-based researchers, and can participate in a key forum for current innovative research.Core module: Dissertation.Optional modules:Specialised Aspects of Social Anthropology (various topics)Specialised Aspects of Medical Anthropology (various topics)Specialised Aspects of Evolutionary Anthropology (various topics).**Study Abroad (Anthropology)**Study abroad or placement activities undertaken as part of a degree are not only enjoyable but can give a significant edge when it comes to employability. ERASMUS exchanges are possible on our degrees, and we currently have links with the University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic), the University of Iceland, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Malta.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Anthropology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,700.00 (US$ 30,028) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Josephine Butler College

Durham City,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,700.00 (US$ 30,028) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University College

The Castle,

Durham,

DH1 3RW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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