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University of Plymouth

Anthropology

UCAS Code: L610

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS points including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies not accepted.

Considered in combination

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-28

English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D-D*D*

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-112

including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies not accepted.

Considered in combination

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Anthropology

Social anthropology

Are you interested in working to solve human problems? Anthropology is an exciting discipline to study as it encompasses all facets of human life. BA Anthropology at the University of Plymouth is grounded in both cultural and applied anthropology. Cultural anthropology, as the title suggests, considers all aspects of human culture, from human behaviour and culture change, from international development to acting as a culture broker. In simplest terms, applied anthropology is using anthropological thought and methods to solve human problems, be they in health, development, social justice, or virtually any other human arena. We mix core aspects of cultural anthropology with an applied approach to give students the opportunity to explore personal topics of interest and future employment, while learning by doing. * Build fieldwork skills and competence right from the beginning of your degree. * Learn and understand how anthropology can be applied in real-world situations.* Take the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest including: development, health, museums, or social justice. * Learn within a multidisciplinary environment the programme, assessments and set projects are designed to allow you to benefit from, and make use of, a far-reaching range of disciplines. * Work with staff who are leading experts in their field. * Industry and professional connections we work with you to identify your areas of specialisms and employ University and external networks to create contacts.After the course:As a graduate, youll be equipped to analyse and impact on the ways in which human beings shape, and are shaped, by social, cultural and environmental contexts, and ready to work in a variety of professions including: development, education, health, government, heritage, social enterprise, business and finance, and cultural resource management.Employers of all kinds desire staff with intercultural awareness and communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, and who are not afraid of working with others across sectors. The Plymouth degree in Anthropology will allow you to specialise within the curriculum, and prepare you for a range of jobs in a globalised world including: development, health, marketing, business, government, the creative industries, and cultural resource management.

Modules

In your first year, we introduce you to the core of the discipline, with a focus on social and applied anthropology. You will have the chance to start actually doing your own ethnographic fieldwork, not just reading about it, and learn how to interpret visual and material culture.

During your second year, you will develop your anthropological methods and skills through continuing to engage in fieldwork, thinking about the politics and priorities in creating and exhibiting different cultural artefacts, and learning about marginalized communities in early modern Europe. You will have the opportunity to explore a specialist subject area to increase your interdisciplinary understanding and explore potential areas for work or further study.

In your final year, you will be able to focus on those areas of anthropology that you have become most interested in. You will produce your own year-long dissertation on any topic of your choice, which you'll work on with the focused support of your personal supervisor. At the same time, you will also take on the role of live consultant to apply anthropology to solve a particular problem, ideally in an area in which you wish to work or pursue further study.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

100% of assessment is by coursework.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Humanities and Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£17,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Welfare professionals
12%
Customer service occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Anthropology

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

£17k

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£23k

£23k

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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