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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    South College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Anthropology is the study of all aspects of humanity, from our evolutionary origins to our extraordinary social and cultural diversity. More than any other subject, studying anthropology expands your world: not only in the academic topics that you study – from primate behaviour to religion, from kinship to our hominin ancestors – but also in the skills you acquire and your personal development. Anthropology combines the humanistic and the scientific, equipping you with both qualitative humanities-based skills and quantitative science-based skills. At Durham, we pride ourselves in the breadth of our research and education, encompassing all aspects of anthropology: biological/evolutionary, social/cultural, and health/medical anthropology.The Durham anthropology degree develops intercultural awareness and highly transferable analytical, communication and problem solving skills. This makes our Durham anthropology graduates attractive to a wide range of employers. Previous employers and job titles for our graduates include:• Fiotec Health and Technology Trust - Director of medical training programme• The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Research Fellow• NHS - Junior Clinical Data Manager• Tsapalas – Manager• Vodafone - Channel Marketing SpecialistResearch from Anthropology includes:**Chimpanzees can sniff out strangers**Chimpanzees’ sense of smell is more sophisticated than we thought with a new study showing that our closest relatives use their noses to smell danger. Knowing who is in their inner circle helps the chimps to not only spot a suitable ally but also avoid mating with close relatives or attacking their own offspring. **Men's testosterone levels largely determined by childhood environment**A Durham University-led study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution suggests that men who grow up in more challenging conditions where there are lots of infectious diseases, for example, are likely to have lower testosterone levels in later life than those who spend their childhood in healthier environments.**Royal approval for Durham’s Parent-Infant Sleep Lab**The Lab’s work with more than 5,000 parents and babies during the last 20 years has substantially increased parents’ understanding of babies’ sleep, how best to care for babies during the night, and how best to keep them safe when asleep. The lab has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education - the highest accolade for any academic institution.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,500per year

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University information

Durham University

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  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    170 86%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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