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Social Anthropology with Human Rights 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

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How do cultural boundaries affect human rights? What are the challenges for human rights practitioners when dealing with radically different cultures? This course combines an anthropological approach to the study of society and social interaction whilst considering human rights issues in local contexts. You explore how human rights are applied across multiple cultures and the ways in which local communities can promote and protect human rightsGrow your understanding of both social anthropology and human rights, developing a wide array of practical research skills and exploring the broadest questions about our society. You investigate the many different social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life, as well as the definition, development, and abuse of rights around the globe. You study a wide range of topics including:- Multiculturalism and human rights- The politics of indigeneity and indigenous human rights- Anthropological approaches to gender and ethnicity- How to analyse human rights in an international context- Anthropological research methodsOur Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and ranked 9th in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    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.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 106 7

    46th out of 104 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    105 47%

    86th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    70th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    83rd

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    106 48%

    81st

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    29th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    84th

    9

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