BA (Hons) Anthropology

The programme takes a broad view of human societies, looking at present-day western and non-western groups, social development through time as seen in material culture and the biological aspects of humanity. 

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BA (Hons) Anthropology at University of Winchester

UCAS code: LL60

Entry Requirements

2018 Entry: 104-120 points

UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,500** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £79.17 and a 15 credit module is £1,187. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £7,125.

Total Cost: £28,500** (3 years)

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £11,900** p/a
Total Cost: £35,700** (3 years) 

2018 fee's are subject to approval by the University of Winchester Board of Governers.

For further details, click here

Funding

Students studying Anthropology in September 2017, may be eligible for a Subject Scholarship of £500. For more information, click here

Additional costs:

Optional

  • Field study: Student can opt to take a module and join approved research projects. Students may have to cover project-specific costs. At the highest end of this spectrum are potential projects in Barbados (two weeks) and Georgia (four weeks). Costs incurred by the student will include flights, food and accommodation for the duration of the project. 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA

Work placements:

A work placement can be undertaken in Year 3 instead of a dissertation.  Fieldwork projects are being developed to work alongside existing archaeological projects.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

**Indicative Fees for 2018/19 Home and EU students are £9,500 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

If you are starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,500. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £28,500 (Home and EU), £35,700 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

The degree consists of three strands which extend throughout the entire course. The strands focus on social anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology/material culture. There are also modules in each of the three years which connect these strands to ensure you get a broad overview of the discipline of anthropology.

This course enables you to address questions commonly posed by anthropologists. How has evolution shaped us? What is culture? How can we understand the implicit cultural structures that shape our daily activities? Do any universals of human behaviour exist? To what degree are societies different, and how far do they follow similar principles?

There are opportunities to specialise, particularly through the optional modules in Years 2 and 3 and the dissertation or placement in Year 3.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Development of Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Primate and Human Evolution
  • Themes in Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Material Culture
  • World Prehistory

Year 2

Modules core:

  • Research Methods
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Biology and Society
  • Anthropology of Art and Visual Culture
  • Specialism in Archaeology/Material Culture

Optional modules:

  • Human Bioarchaeology
  • The Archaeology of Death and Burial
  • Early Prehistoric Europe
  • Religion, Ritual and Society
  • Southern Cultures
  • Religion in Contemporary Britain
  • Culture: High and Low
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Buddhism: Traditions and Transformations
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Dissertation in Anthropology or Placement in Anthropology
  • Communicating Anthropology
  • Specialism in Social Anthropology
  • Specialism in Biological Anthropology
  • Specialism in Archaeology/Material Culture

Optional modules:

  • Fieldwork
  • African America
  • Geographies of Inequality
  • The Archaeology of Space and Place
  • Indigenous Religions
  • Global South
  • Caribbean Peoples and Cultures
  • Archaeology of Africa
  • Religion, Magic and Esoteric Traditions in Post-Med

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

• Teaching, learning and assessment: 264hours
• Independent learning: 936 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

• Teaching, learning and assessment: 252 hours
• Independent learning: 936 hours
• Placement: 12 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

• Teaching, learning and assessment: 264 hours
• Independent learning: 912 hours
• Placement: 24 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.

 

Programme Leader

Teaching Team

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by
different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

• 69 per cent coursework
• 25 per cent written exams
• 6 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

• 72 per cent coursework
• 14 per cent written exams
• 14 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

• 62 per cent coursework
• 23 per cent written exams
• 15 per cent practical exams


*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates are expected to go on to work in NGOs, government, business (especially cross-cultural communication), museums, health and tourism.

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Employability
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. A proportion of graduates take a gap year after completing their degree, to study or work their way around the world before settling into graduate level employment.  Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

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International Student

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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