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Social Anthropology BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You combine sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of society, looking at how humans understand their social worlds in different ways. You investigate and analyse a range of social issues, such as the construction of racial and ethnic difference, the different ways people understand their bodies, how people understand sexuality and sexual difference around the world, and the meanings of dreams, myth and magic. We teach in interesting and innovative ways with an exciting choice of modules. Your first year modules include Introduction to Social Anthropology, Researching Social Life, and Sociology and the Modern World. During your second year you take Continuity and Controversy in Sociology, Anthropology: Birth, Sex and Death, and Researching Social Life 2 in which you will further develop your research skills. In your final year you will take Anthropology: Anthropology of Latin America.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University of Essex

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    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

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