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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


On our Social Anthropology degree you will study humans as social beings. You will explore the limits of their variety and seek to uncover what is common to us all.

You will learn to hold a powerful mirror up to your own cultural norms. Ans well as learn to appreciate and respect the customs and beliefs of other societies.

You will explore the fascinating history and practice of social anthropology, culture, and change.

Students and staff come to Oxford Brookes from over 40 countries around the world. So you can explore this fascinating subject in a truly international environment.

Our teaching staff are acknowledged experts in their fields. So you’ll learn from published, active researchers.

You can join our active student-led Anthropology Society. And you can attend a range of seminars featuring guest speakers.

These include:

  • the Anthropology departmental seminar series
  • the Europe Japan Research Centre seminar series.


Assessment methods used on this course

A variety of methods are used to assess the learning outcomes of this course.

These include:

  • written essays
  • critical reviews and short reports
  • annotated bibliographies
  • reflective journals
  • written examinations
  • individual and group presentations
  • self and peer assessment of work.

Typical modules will provide general, individual and written feedback and other structures for assessment support. This can include:

  • one-to-one assessment guidance
  • essay clinics
  • assessment preparatory classroom based activities (e.g exam workshops).

Career prospects

Anthropology, with its interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, as well as its emphasis on inter-cultural understanding, gives you flexibility and a wider view of the world which often proves attractive to employers. Our graduates have made successful careers in a wide variety of professions, including government civil service, international aid and international development, non-governmental organisations, charity organisations, environment and conservation organisations, management, human resources, marketing, teaching, lecturing, film and journalism, advertising, museum and heritage management. Students also often go on to post-graduate study.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

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

Entry requirements

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 34 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    112 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%



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