UK Anthropology Courses
Introduction to Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of human societies and social sciences, asking questions about the differences between groups of people around the world, and what that can teach us about our own lives. An Anthropology degree will develop your ability and understanding of a variety of cultural contexts, other people’s way of life and how society is structured.
Areas of study such as linguistics, literature and history figure strongly in forming arguments and lines of reason which will help a student understand the wide variety of ways in which people around the world live. The knowledge and skills you will graduate with will help you analyze social life and organizations, enabling you to think outside of the box.
Anthropology modules include money and markets, politics and power, religion, reproduction, health, environmental impact, race and cross-cultural performance. An interest in geography, cultural studies, international relations and languages will help prepare a student for an Anthropology degree.
Graduate Anthropology Careers
The specific set of skills an Anthropology degree develops means many students go on to careers in teaching, research, politics, media and not-for-profit.
What do Anthropology Graduates earn?
- Average starting professional salary: £20,000
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,600
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
Anthropology UK Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Anthropology in the UK?
To learn more about the best Anthropology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Anthropology universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 below:
- University of Cambridge
- University College London
- London School of Economics
- University of Oxford
- University of St Andrews
- University of Exeter
- University of Birmingham
- University of Aberdeen
- Queen's University Belfast
- University of Durham
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