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Social Anthropology and Philosophy BSocSc (Hons)

The University of Manchester

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    LV65

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    15th

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    5th

    2 (Anthropology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    161

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.20

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSocSci H

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

- Are you interested in human societies, culture and the fundamental questions about our existence?- Are you looking for a flexible degree to keep your options open?- Do you want to develop strong transferable skills of independent thinking, research and analysis- Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?- Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme. Social Anthropology and Philosophy is a pathway within the BA (Social Sciences) degree or BASS for short. The BA (Social Sciences) at Manchester is designed to give you maximum flexibility and choice. If you know that you are interested in the social sciences, but fancy a chance to try out a range of different topics, this could be the degree for you. When you apply you select one of the ten joint pathways of the BA (Social Sciences), each of which has its own unique course code. Although you'll start off on your chosen two-subject pathway, by Year 2 you can take a minimum of three subjects and a maximum of five and you can specialise in any one or two subjects in your final year. In every subject you are given a wide range of course units to choose from, and a high degree of flexibility in the way in which you combine them as your academic interests develop.**The six main subject areas are:**- Social Anthropology: The study of societies and cultures across the globe in comparative perspective. - Philosophy: The study of fundamental questions such as the nature of knowledge, truth and values. Philosophy also encourages greater consideration of our reasoning, judgement and ethics. - Sociology: The study of society and examines such issues as social inequalities and forms of everyday life. - Quantitative Methods :The study of data and analysis to understand the social world. - Politics: The study of human organization, government and power. Politics examines and evaluates political systems and institutions. - Criminology: The study of the causes and consequences of crime. Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. The Study Abroad website contains further information. **Special Features**- BA (Hons) Social Sciences contains a broad-based first year which is particularly valuable if you have not taken any social science subjects before entering university.- There are a vast range of optional course units available to you in the second and third years. Despite the variety of these courses, all are taught by the experts in their fields - a benefit of a faculty degree.- Founded in 1949 the Social Anthropology discipline area has grown to become one of the largest Social Anthropology departments in Britain with an unrivalled reputation for ethnographic film making, photography and sound.- Philosophy at Manchester has a long and distinguished history. Past professors of the University have included Samuel Alexander, Dorothy Emmet, Michael Polanyi and Arthur Prior.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

Typical Contextual Offer: BBBApplicants 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.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

15th

About this University

The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with 40,000 students from almost every country in the world. With world-leading research and social responsibility at its heart, Manchester is a place to innovate, to lead and to make a difference. A Russell Group university, it is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

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