What will I learn?

This course teaches you the fundamentals of anthropology - the comparative study of human diversity.Social and linguistic anthropology explore how humans make and view their worlds, drawing on ethnographic studies of society, culture and language.Evolutionary anthropology includes the study of human evolution, primates and biological and behavioural human diversity.Developing your knowledge of the variety and evolution of human customs, social organisation and behaviour, you will learn to apply theories and research techniques used across the discipline. You will receive training in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and in descriptive, analytic and project management techniques. To develop your skills you will undertake fieldwork in communities in Bristol and further afield.In your first year you will take a series of units introducing you to social and linguistic anthropology, evolutionary and biological anthropology, and anthropological approaches to material culture.In your second year, core units cover key research methods and theoretical frameworks. You can choose from a range of optional units on specific themes and geographical regions in the second and third years.The third year provides an opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest, working closely with a member of staff to write a dissertation on an original topic of your choice.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,500.00 (US$ 25,469) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2020


Main Site

Senate House,

Tyndall Avenue,


BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will also study following qualification: Bachelors Degree, ACT, Advanced Placement Test, Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree (First Year), College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests, Foundation Programme, GCE A-Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate. Please refer the university website for standard English language requirements and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the language requirements as outlined in the language Profile relevant for their intended programme of study.

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About this uni

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

  • A place in the top 60 in the QS World Rankings 2019
  • An international university with students from 120+ countries
  • Partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide
  • Based in Bristol – a city with a 1,000-year-old history