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Brunel University London

Anthropology and Sociology with Professional Development

UCAS Code: LL64

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

in a relevant subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Anthropology

Sociology

Anthropology at Brunel ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in London (The Guardian 2018).

Anthropology at Brunel is ranked 21st in UK and 6th in London for Anthropology, (The Complete University Guide 2018)

Anthropology at Brunel offers a unique and powerful means for understanding cultural and social diversity in the modern world. Internationally renowned for cutting-edge work in new scholarly fields, we maintain a strong tradition of broad-based anthropological teaching.

Anthropology is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender and the political role of culture. It addresses such perennial questions about human nature as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’

If you are intrigued by these questions and want to study a discipline that will enrich your everyday life and equip you for a great variety of occupations, anthropology is the right course for you.

Studying anthropology means applying what you learn to your real-life observations as well as in a live environment when you carry out a placement or fieldwork.

If you select our four-year, thick sandwich course you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a one year placement in year 3 in countries like India, Nepal, Australia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Jamaica, as well as the UK.

We have an excellent reputation for our cutting-edge research addressing both global issues – particularly in Africa, South/ Southeast Asia and the South Pacific – and local problems. Our staff are experts in child-focused anthropological studies, development, psychological anthropology and medical anthropology. Our thriving Anthropology Society organises regular parties, film screenings, trips and talks that will help you extend your learning as you socialise.

Modules

Our degree programmes are structured around core topics. You then have a choice of additional modules from a rich array, supported by our staff’s particular areas of research interest. You can choose from 3 year/ 4 year with professional development including 2 work placement. Year 1 offers an introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology, Methods in Anthropology, Anthropology, Objects and Images, Introduction to Sociology, Globalisation. In year 2 compulsory subjects are Classical Anthropological Theory, Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology, Social Divisions, Sociology of Everyday Life, Sociology of Health and Illness & options in Ethnicity, Culture and Identity, Ethnography of a Selected Region. Year 3 compulsory subject is Dissertation with options to pick Anthropology of the Person, Anthropology of the Body, Anthropology of Childhood and Youth, Themes in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology. Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Social Sciences, Media and Communications

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

97%
high
Anthropology
73%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anthropology

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A
335

Sociology

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C
317

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anthropology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a pretty flexible degree and a good one if you want to keep your options open. Just over 1,250 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, marketing, housing and recruitment 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 - and it's one of the few where numbers are on the up at the moment.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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