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Anthropology and Sociology BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LL36

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    11 (Sociology)
  • Entry Standards

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    171

  • Graduate Prospects

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    63

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    4.00

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  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

There are several areas of overlap between Anthropology and Sociology, making them particularly suitable for combination in a joint honours degree. The BA Anthropology and Sociology course combines modules from the BA Anthropology and BA Sociology providing a comprehensive understanding of humans as social and cultural beings. **Year 1** In the first year, you take a selection of modules from across the two Departments (i.e. Anthropology and Sociology):Compulsory theory modules: People and Cultures and/or Classical Sociological Theory Compulsory research modules: Doing Anthropological Research or Social Research Methods Optional modules:Being Human / Critical Scholarship in the Social Sciences / Health, Illness and Society /Human Evolution and Diversity / Introduction to Criminological Theory / Societies in Transition (double module) **Year 2**Students currently select a mixture of modules from both Anthropology and Sociology, either split evenly or weighted towards one or the other disciplines, including compulsory research training in either Anthropology or Sociology as preparation for the final year dissertation module.Compulsory research modules: Research Methods in Action (double module) or Anthropological Field Course / Interrogating AnthropologyOptional modules currently available in Sociology: Communities and Social Justice / Contemporary Criminological Theory / Modern and Contemporary Sociological Theory / Police and Policing / Self, Identity and Society / Sociology of Education / Sociological Approaches to Violence and AbuseOptional modules currently available in Anthropology: Evolutionary Variation and Adaptation / Global Health and Disease / Kinship and Religion / Our Place in Nature / Politics and Economics / Sex, Reproduction and Love **Year 3** You take a 40-credit Dissertation in Anthropology or a 40-credit Dissertation in Sociology in view of previous training in social research. Additionally, students currently take up to 60 credits of modules in each Department.Optional modules in Anthropology: Specialised Aspects in Evolutionary Anthropology (20 or 40 credits)Specialised Aspects in Health and Medical Anthropology (20 or 40 credits)Specialised Aspects in Social Anthropology (20 or 40 credits) Example modules in Sociology: Community Placement / Cybercrime: Crime in the Information Age / Drugs, Crime and Society / Issues in Criminal Justice / Social Policy / Sociology of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation / Sociology of Health and Medicine / Sociology of Work and Professions / Young People, Crime and Justice**Study Abroad**Anthropology: Study abroad or placement activities undertaken as part of a degree are not only enjoyable but can give a significant edge when it comes to employability. ERASMUS exchanges are possible on our degrees, and we currently have links with the University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic), the University of Iceland, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Malta, with new opportunities being added every year. We also run a third-year Field Course module, involving fieldwork at our South African field site.Sociology and Criminology: We are part of the ERASMUS programme which encourages students to study for part of their course in a university of another EU country.We currently have links with the universities of Helsinki in Finland and Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Students can also apply to the university-wide international exchange programme with universities in North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.For more information on this course, please see our website.

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

AAB

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Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

6th

About this University

At Durham University, students have a choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts, outstanding study facilities and a great experience outside of their studies. The collegiate system is at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

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College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede

Durham

DH1 1SZ

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