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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you interested in working to solve human problems? Anthropology is an exciting discipline to study as it encompasses all facets of human life. BA Anthropology at the University of Plymouth is grounded in both cultural and applied anthropology. Cultural anthropology, as the title suggests, considers all aspects of human culture, from human behaviour and culture change, from international development to acting as a culture broker. In simplest terms, applied anthropology is using anthropological thought and methods to solve human problems, be they in health, development, social justice, or virtually any other human arena. We mix core aspects of cultural anthropology with an applied approach to give students the opportunity to explore personal topics of interest and future employment, while learning by doing. * Build fieldwork skills and competence right from the beginning of your degree. * Learn and understand how anthropology can be applied in real-world situations.* Take the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest including: development, health, museums, or social justice. * Learn within a multidisciplinary environment – the programme, assessments and set projects are designed to allow you to benefit from, and make use of, a far-reaching range of disciplines. * Work with staff who are leading experts in their field. * Industry and professional connections – we work with you to identify your areas of specialisms and employ University and external networks to create contacts.After the course:As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to analyse and impact on the ways in which human beings shape, and are shaped, by social, cultural and environmental contexts, and ready to work in a variety of professions including: development, education, health, government, heritage, social enterprise, business and finance, and cultural resource management.Employers of all kinds desire staff with intercultural awareness and communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, and who are not afraid of working with others across sectors. The Plymouth degree in Anthropology will allow you to specialise within the curriculum, and prepare you for a range of jobs in a globalised world including: development, health, marketing, business, government, the creative industries, and cultural resource management.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 34 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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