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Anthropology and History BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. If you want to understand the past to prepare for your future in a changing world, studying History is the way forward.

Staff at Birmingham teaching in both Anthropology and History have an outstanding international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, providing you with valuable skills in analysis, research, reasoning, time-management and being able to present yourself confidently orally and in writing.

This undergraduate degree course aims to cover modern, early modern and medieval Britain, Europe and the wider world alongside the critical, comparative perspective offered by anthropology. Whatever your interests - whether global, cultural, social, military, diplomatic, political, economic, military or religious history - there is someone in the department teaching your kind of history. Moreover, historians in other departments in the University expand the range of courses on offer, notably in the fields of Byzantine and African history. After a thorough grounding of modules in the first year of your degree course, we offer a wide range of optional modules to study in subsequent years, culminating in a final year dissertation.

Developing your career

There is a range of opportunities through our Careers Network and beyond. For example, our innovative Cultural Internships offer graduates the opportunity for a six-month paid internship at a leading cultural institution in the West Midlands. These internships will give you professional experience to set you apart in a competitive graduate market.

Current partners include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham REP, Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, and the Library of Birmingham. There are also internships available at the University’s own cultural assets, such as Winterbourne House, the Lapworth Museum, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

There are regular events each year covering careers in teaching, events management, working with charities and more, to help you meet potential employers and learn more about a range of sectors.

Extra-curricular activities

To enhance your career prospects even further, you may want to engage in extra-curricular activities to broaden your skills and your network of contacts.

Our College of Arts and Law Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme enables interested students to work on a current academic research project run by one of our researchers in drama and theatre. You gain work experience over the summer after your first or second year and have the chance to develop skills in both collaborative and independent research.

Our employer-endorsed Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,740per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 34 6

    14th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    145 73%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    28th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    154 74%

    20th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    70th

    5

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