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University of Kent

Biological Anthropology (with a year in the United States)

UCAS Code: L622
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Anthropology
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB in three A levels including grade B in a science or psychology or maths required (Any Science subject at grade B or Psychology at grade B or Mathematics at grade B).

Scottish Highers
AAABB

AAABB in five higher subjects including a science (Biology or Biological Science preferred) or psychology at grade A. Also accepted in combination with advanced highers. (Any Science subject at grade A or Psychology at grade A).

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

ABB in three advanced higher subjects including a science (Biology or Biological Science preferred) or psychology at grade A. Also accepted in combination with highers. (Any Science subject at grade B or Psychology at grade B or Mathematics at grade B).

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Applications considered individually depending on subject. Applied science is the usual acceptable subject

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applications considered individually depending on subject. Additional qualification equivalent to one A level at grade B required

BTEC Award
D

Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Applications considered individually depending on subject. Applied science is the subject most likely to be acceptable. Additional qualification equivalent to one A level required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Applications considered individually depending on subject. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Applications considered individually depending on subject. Applied science is the subject most likely to be acceptable.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 16 at higher level. English HL A1/A2/B 4/5/5 or English SL A1/A2/B 5/6/6 plus Maths at 4 (Maths studies 5) AND HL in a Science at 5 or SL in a Science at 6

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

75%

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

£9,000

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

Biological anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. They study the human fossil and stone tool record, primate behaviour, human material culture and the development of modern human behaviour in evolutionary and comparative perspective. Typical questions that interest biological anthropologists could be: why do people have different skin colours or facial shapes? Does the environment affect fertility? What are the best ways to assess childhood malnutrition? When and how did humans evolve? What does chimpanzee aggression say about human violence? How much can you really tell about a person from their skeleton? Why is sex fun? The year in USA provides an excellent opportunity to experience another culture and a different learning environment.

Modules

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
40%
57%
3%

Year 1

55%
44%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

26%
71%
3%

Year 4

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 97%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.3k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

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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