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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Anthropology
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Scottish Highers
AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
34

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

93%

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

£9,250

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

You benefit from modules that focus on real-world case studies from across the globe. This gives you the knowledge to tackle societyâ??s big questions in particular, local contexts. You learn from experts who influence debates on topics ranging from the social impact of the Ebola crisis to the changing nature of sport and leisure.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: key concepts in anthropology; material cultures; practising anthropology; the anthropological imagination; the anthropology of exchange, money and markets; the anthropology of kinship and relatedness. Year 2 core modules: ethnographic methods; politics and power; religion and ritual. Options: anthropology fieldtrips; culture and performance; visual anthropology; work placement (anthropology). Year 3 options: anthropology of fertility, reproduction and health; anthropology of the body; conflict, violence and peace: critical perspectives; current themes in the anthropology of Latin America; environmental anthropology; medicine and culture; race, ethnicity and identity; the anthropology of Africa.

University of Sussex

Sussex in spring

Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
32%
63%
5%

Year 1

5%
90%
5%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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 89%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
359 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.8k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

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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