Anthropology study in the UK

Anthropology in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Anthropology.

UK Anthropology Courses

Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human societies and social sciences, asking questions of the differences between groups of people around the world, and what that can teach us of our own lives. An Anthropology degree will develop your ability and understanding of a variety of cultural contexts, other people’s way of life and how society is structured.

Areas of study such as linguistics, literature and history figure strongly in forming arguments and lines of reason which will help a student understand the wide variety of ways in which people around the world live. The knowledge and skills you will graduate with will help you analyse social life and organisations, enabling you to think outside of the box.

Anthropology modules include money and markets, politics and power, religion, reproduction, health, environmental impact, race and cross-cultural performance. An interest in geography, cultural studies, international relations and languages will help prepare a student for an Anthropology degree.

Graduate Anthropology Careers

The specific set of skills an Anthropology degree develops means many students go on to careers in teaching, research, politics, media and not for profit.

Anthropology UK Entry Requirements 

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Anthropology in the UK?

To learn more about the best Anthropology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Anthropology universities in the Guardian University Guide 2018 below:

  1. London School of Economics
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Queen's University Belfast
  4. Brunel University
  5. University College London
  6. University of Manchester
  7. University of St Andrews
  8. SOAS University of London
  9. University of Aberdeen
  10. University of Kent

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