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University of Kent

Social Anthropology with French

UCAS Code: L675
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

  • 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

Grades ABB in three A levels

Scottish Highers

AAABB required from five Higher subjects including French at grade A French at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers

AAB required from three Higher subjects including French at grade B French at grade B.

BTEC Diploma

A level French at B also required

BTEC Certificate

A level French at B also required

BTEC Award

Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels including A level French at B required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

A level Spanish at B also required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels including A level SPanish at B required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

A level Spanish at B also required

International Baccalaureate

34 overall OR 16 at higher level. Including English and French higher A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English

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

Not Available

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


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

The BA in Social Anthropology is a distinctive degree programme allowing for the holistic study of peopleâ??s ideas, beliefs, practices and activities in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings. Social anthropologists study how and why we do the things we do, for example, how we work, use technologies, and negotiate conflicts, relationships and change. As a research-led School we offer a wide range of modules, with a particular strength being the opportunity to study visual anthropology, with both theoretical and practical classes. The programme reflects staff research interests across the globe, which include: political struggle and resistance, post-conflict reconstruction, cultural transmission, indigenous knowledge, religious identity and transformation, mental illness, environmental politics, rural social transformation, law and legal pluralism, science and technology, public anthropology and advocacy.


Stage 1: Introduction to social anthropology; recommended: animals and people; computing for social anthropologists; foundations of human culture; people and plants; options. Stage 2 & 3: Economic systems; kinship; main currents in anthropological thought; political systems; religion; options including: African societies; anthropology and language; the anthropology of gender; the anthropology of health, illness and medicine; anthropology of the British isles; biology and human identity; culture and cognition; ethnicity and nationalism; human ecology; north Mediterranean societies; perspectives in history and social anthropology; photographic project in visual anthropology; ritual and belief; sociological and anthropological approaches to development; southeast Asian societies; special project in social anthropology; video project in visual anthropology; visual anthropology theory; year spent studying in France between stage 2 & 3.

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

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How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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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


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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