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Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Biological anthropology examines the evolution and adaptation of humans and their living and fossil primate relatives. As a Biological Anthropology student at Kent, you study human evolution, osteology (bones and skeletons), primate behaviour (including great apes) and forensics with one of the UK’s leading biological anthropology research groups.The study of biological anthropology includes many sub disciplines, such as skeletal biology, human evolution, forensic anthropology, human behavioural ecology and primatology. Typical questions you may explore include: What disease existed in ancient populations? How did humans evolve? Why are symmetrical faces more attractive? Do monkeys have language?In your first year, you take modules that give you a broad background in the subject. The programme begins with an introduction to the history of anthropology, the foundations of biological anthropology, skills for anthropologists and an introduction to social anthropology.In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules that develop your specialised knowledge and skills. You can also choose further modules from a wide range of options.Modules expand across the full range of our research expertise for example: human osteology; primate communication; sex, evolution and human hehaviour; palaeoanthropology; palaeopathology; forensic science in criminal trials and forensic archaeology.**Year abroad**The year abroad is a wonderful opportunity, often described by students as life changing and invaluable. You spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Canada or the USA between the second and final years. You can also use this experience to start your dissertation by conducting fieldwork. Alternatively, you can take our three-year Biological Anthropology degree or our four-year Biological Anthropology with a Year in Professional Practice.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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20,500per year

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

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A level : ABB

including Biology (preferred), Psychology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    125 63%

    19th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    4th

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