UCAS code: LL60
2017 Entry: 104 -120 points
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.
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
If English is not your first language:
Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent
Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** 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 £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. 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 £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)
2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)
2018 fee's are subject to approval by the University of Winchester Board of Governers.
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- 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
Study abroad (optional):
A work placement can be undertaken in Year 3 instead of a dissertation. Fieldwork projects are being developed to work alongside existing archaeological projects.
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.
*Subject to Validation
'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.
**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 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.
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.
- 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
- Research Methods
- Anthropological Theory
- Biology and Society
- Anthropology of Art and Visual Culture
- Specialism in Archaeology/Material Culture
- Optional modules include 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
- Dissertation in Anthropology or Placement in Anthropology
- Communicating Anthropology
- Specialism in Social Anthropology
- Specialism in Biological Anthropology
- Specialism in Archaeology/Material Culture
Optional modules include:
- 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 aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.
Students will have artefact handling sessions and site visits for material culture elements of the course and museum visits to see anthropology as presented to the public.
- Dr Nick Thorpe: archaeology and anthropology of warfare, burial practices, and impairment and disability.
Nathalie Barrett: Landscapes and GIS.
Professor Jude Davies: American and international culture; links between different cultural forms, politics, and social change.
Dr Paul Everill: Georgia.
Dr Niall Finneran: Archaeology and art of the early church; West Indies.
Christina Grande MPhil: Greek and Roman art and architecture; the classical tradition.
Professor Tim Hall: globalisation, urban and rural settlements and global crime.
Dr Meeta Rhani Jha: culture, gender, race, modernity, globalisation, Black activism and postcolonialism.
Prof. Tony King: Roman archaeology and art.
Dr Phil Marter: 20th-century conflict archaeology.
Dr Thomas Nørgaard: ethics, value theory and the philosophy of education.
Dr Simon Roffey: churches, hospitals and buddhism.
Dr Christine Ryan: international war and conflict.
Dr William Sheward: politics and society of the American South.
Carol Smith: Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary America.
Dr Katie Tucker: human osteology; palaeopathology.
Dr Maya Warrier: ethnographic methods; Hinduism; South Asian traditions in modern transnational contexts.
Dr Christina Welch: art, anatomy and the depiction of the dead; modern funerary practice.
Dr Keith Wilkinson: Mediterranean landscape archaeology; Palaeolithic Europe.
Dr Ulrike Ziemer: youth, gender and diasporas in Russia and Eastern Europe.
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.
Assessment for fieldwork and placement modules will be based on performance in the field/workplace.
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.
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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.
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.