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Brunel University London

Anthropology and Sociology

UCAS Code: LL6H
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
Student score
83% MED
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
31

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree allows you to further explore your own and other societies by studying the social processes and meanings in the world around them. Youâ??ll be thoroughly trained in contemporary methodologies and research skills. Brunel sociologistsâ?? areas of special interest include globalisation and social transformation, the sociology of urban spaces, the politics of popular culture, television and media audiences, the public sphere, media discourse, digital cultures, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity. Brunel Anthropology has once again topped the league tables for student satisfaction, coming first in the UK (National Student Survey 2015), Brunel Anthropology is also first for student satisfaction in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016 and Sociology at Brunel has an international reputation for research and excellence in teaching â?? we are proud to be the home of the first International Centre for Comedy Studies Research Please contact us if youâ??d like to ask specific questions relating to your own particular interests and how you might explore them.

Modules

Level 1: Introduction to Anthropology: themes; introduction to sociology; introduction to anthropology: beliefs and ways of thinking; Anthropology, objects and images; research methods in anthropology; globalisation. Level 2 Core: Political and economic issues in anthropology; social divisions; classical anthropological theory; work in society; sociology of everyday life: issues in contemporary cultures. Optional (choose one module): ethnicity, culture and identity; ethnography of a selected region: south Asia Level 3 Core: Social anthropology and sociology dissertation. Optional ( choose two modules): Anthropology of the body; anthropology of childhood and youth; anthropology of disability and difference; themes in psychological and psychiatric anthropology; ethnography of a selected region: south asia; anthropology of international development; anthropology of the person; medical anthropology in clinical and community settings; anthropology of education and learning; anthropological perspectives on war and humanitarianism; global health in anthropological perspective (plus two more modules): City lives and urban cultures; crime, deviance and addiction; multiculturism; popular music and popular culture; understanding audiences; the age of new media; forensic science and society.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

14%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
22% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
335 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

21%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fewer than 800 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs – many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management and marketing jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study.
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