Undergraduate Study

BA Anthropology - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code L600
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2021
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Entry requirements

A levels: AAB
IB: 34/665
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Anthropology

Overview

  • Gain a unique and global perspective of society and culture, past and present 
  • You will learn about anthropological ideas around ritual, kinship, religious beliefs, ethnicity and how these contribute to important global debates
  • Our wide range of optional modules gives you the opportunity to customise your degree according to your own interests and career ambitions
  • Work closely with staff who are at the cutting-edge of research and academic debate
  • Get ready for your future career or further study by developing a range of skills valued by a wide range of employers

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3rd in the UK for Anthropology

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Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, the USA, Australia and elsewhere

Flexible programme giving you opportunities to explore other disciplines

Studying anthropology at Exeter gave me the amazing opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and study abroad for a year. 

Choosing to study in Denmark allowed me to experience an international environment and study anthropology in a new context. I would recommend doing a year abroad to anyone considering it – it’s a perfect opportunity to travel, explore your interests and gain new international friends!

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Clare

BA Anthropology with Study Abroad

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB n/a
IB 34/665 n/a
BTEC DDD n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

You will take modules adding up to 120 credits each year. Depending on your programme you can take up to 30 credits each year in another subject, for instance a language or business module, to develop career-related skills or just widen your intellectual horizons.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Course variants

UCAS code: L603

Our four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ degree, offers you the possibility of spending your third year abroad, studying with one of our many partner universities.

Why Study Abroad?

Living and studying in a different country is an exciting experience that broadens your academic and cultural horizons, as well as giving you the opportunity to widen your circle of friends. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where they stay, may also have gained a working knowledge of another language – all key qualities that employers are looking for in today’s competitive employment environment.

Where can I Study Abroad?

We have partnership arrangements with many prestigious institutions across the globe. Exactly where you can apply to study will depend on the subjects you are studying at Exeter. For a full list please visit the Study Abroad website.

Does it count towards my degree?

Credit for academic work during your year abroad is arranged by agreement between the University of Exeter and the host institution. These marks are then translated back into your degree at Exeter. If you are Studying Abroad for a semester or full year, your time abroad will count toward your final degree. Please refer to your College Study Abroad co-ordinator for further details.

How does it affect my tuition fee and funding?

For the year that you spend studying abroad you will pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to Exeter, but nothing to your host university – for more information visit our fees pages. You will continue to receive a maintenance loan if you are eligible for this whilst on your Study Abroad year.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that the fees for students starting in 2021 have yet to be set. The fees provided above are the fees for students starting in 2020 and are for guidance only. We will post the fees for 2021 entry shortly.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We use a wide range of teaching methods as well as encouraging independent study with an increasing emphasis on seminar discussion and project work in your second and third years. Teaching includes:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical exercises, project and group work
  • Independent study

You will also have access to personal and subject tutors who will give you the individual help and guidance you need to succeed.

How will I be assessed?

  • Presentations
  • Teamwork
  • Projects
  • Essays
  • Exams
  • Dissertation in final year
  • Fieldwork

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

Fieldwork

You will be introduced to methods of field work-based inquiry that are strongly featured within the qualitative traditions of sociology and anthropology.

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Your future

Develop skills valued by employers

As an Anthropology graduate from Exeter you will develop a global cultural awareness that is crucial in today’s job market. Alongside this you will gain a range of academic and professional skills, including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Gathering and interpreting data and evidence
  • Discussion and group work
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Organising, planning and time management
  • Articulating ideas and arguments

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Career paths

Examples of the destinations of recent Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology graduates*:

Occupations

  • Family Enterprise Consultant
  • Student Support Worker
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Graduate Library Trainee
  • Audit Assistant
  • Legal Service Manager

Employers

  • National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
  • Scholastic
  • Bodleian Libraries
  • National Skills Academy
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte

*This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Surveys 14/15, 15/16, and 16/17. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Further study

Examples of further study followed by our graduates:

  • MA Philosophy and Sociology of Science, University of Exeter
  • MA International Relations, University of Exeter
  • MA Gender Studies, University College London
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, Guildford

Developing your skills and career prospects

We provide a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. You will be able to access a range of specific activities such as careers skills sessions and employer-led events, or seek bespoke advice and support from Employability Officers based within Colleges.

The Career Zone also organises a busy schedule of activities including careers fairs, skills workshops, and training events, and can advise on graduate opportunities and volunteering.

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