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Bachelor of Social Science (with Honours) - BSocSc (H) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Anthropology
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

ABB We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A Level. Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Business Studies; Development Studies; Government and Politics; Economic and Social History; Mathematics; Anthropology; Sociology; Philosophy; Religious Studies; English Language; English Literature; Geography; Psychology; Classical Civilisation; History; Archaeology; Communication Studies; Environmental Studies; World Development; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Modern Languages. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.

Scottish Highers

Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Only accepted with grades MM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Only accepted with grades MM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Only accepted with grades MMM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

International Baccalaureate

6,5,5 at Higher level, 33 points overall. Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English Language. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English Language.

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


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

Contemporary Social Anthropology is a critical discipline that tackles an enormous variety of topics. These range from the social and cultural implications of new reproductive and information technologies through the analysis of ritual, kinship, and material culture to the study of violence, poverty and the means for resolving conflicts and alleviating human suffering. Although anthropological studies are now conducted everywhere, from middle class suburbs and inner cities, to rural settlements, boardrooms and labour camps, what all our studies have in common is an awareness of, and attention to, human diversity. The programme provides a comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of cultural, social and material aspects of human existence in contemporary societies. It has both regional and global scope, focusing on particular peoples and areas, while considering much wider issues, including current processes of globalisation and migration. Social Anthropology at Manchester draws on ethnographic expertise in Melanesia, South Asia, Eastern, Southern and Western Europe, East Africa, the Andes, Latin America and Amazonia. Students who choose to study with us are interested in the diverse ways in which human beings live in the world today. They are interested, amongst other things, in cultural difference and similarity, in the social and economic relationships between different parts of the world and in the varied ways in which people make families, communities and societies. What better way to expand the understanding of cultural diversity that you gain in studying Social Anthropology by also spending a year overseas? Therefore, Social Anthropology at Manchester offers a pathway for this course: BSocSc (Hons) in Social Anthropology with International Study . Students on this pathway have the opportunity to study in one of our partner universities in the third year of their studies. By the end of your degree programme you will have gained practical cross-cultural experience of another student culture, as well as acquiring knowledge, through experience and participation, of the society in which it is embedded.


The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
414 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
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Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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