Our course has been rated top nationally for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last two years.
We have an excellent reputation for our cutting edge research addressing global issues and local problems. Our department has particular strengths in the anthropology of Africa, South/Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, as well as expertise in child-focused anthropological studies, development, psychological anthropology and medical anthropology. Our teaching is firmly based on our respected research.
As well as providing a comparative knowledge of cultural and social systems around the world, we have developed a unique blend of ‘anthropology at home’ and ‘anthropology abroad’.
At Brunel theory and practice go hand in hand. We are the only British university where studying anthropology always means applying what you have read to your real-life observations, with opportunities to undertake fieldwork all over the world.
We’re proud of our thriving Anthropology Society which organises regular parties, film screenings, trips and talks, helping you extend your learning as you socialise.
Fieldwork-based research for dissertations
All our students undertake fieldwork-based research for their dissertations
Excellent employment rates
As a result of their unique profession-enhancing research experiences, Brunel Anthropology graduates have one of the best employment rates in the UK
In addition to our Anthropology BSc we also offer joint honours in the following area giving you the chance to tailor your studies:
Anthropology and Sociology BSc
This degree allows you to further explore your own and other societies by studying the social processes and meanings in the world around them. You’ll be thoroughly trained in contemporary methodologies and research skills. Brunel sociologists’ areas of special interest include globalisation and social transformation, the sociology of urban spaces, the politics of popular culture, television and media audiences, the public sphere, media discourse, digital cultures, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity.
Both courses are taught as three-year full-time and four-year sandwich honours degrees. The four-year (with Professional Development) degree includes two periods of work placement.
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