This popular BA gives you a solid foundation in the study of human societies, past and present; inspired by a diverse and compelling interdisciplinary curriculum.
Backed by high student satisfaction rates and drawing from our established and well-respected archaeological, anthropological and sociological programmes, this degree provides a broad-based education with an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies, across the globe; ultimately bringing together our expertise and enthusiasm for all of these subjects in one place.
Alongside specialist theory, you’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the practical elements of archaeology and anthropology through working in our cutting-edge labs and out in the field. In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in social or biological, anthropology or archaeology, or if you’d like to take a broader focus, you can continue to study elements of all these disciplines.
The course also includes five or 30 weeks in the world of work (depending on the length of degree you choose), which you can complete at home or abroad. It’s a great way to cultivate the experience and contacts you’ll need to secure work after you graduate.
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We have three different anthropology programmes at BU; whichever specific course you choose, you will learn about archaeological, biological, social and cultural anthropological perspectives on human life, today and in the past, and how these are relevant to contemporary challenges in the world today. Each of the courses then has a particular focus on:
- BSc (Hons) Anthropology: combines social/cultural and biological/ecological study of human society
- BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology: interdisciplinary cultural/social, biological/ecological and historical/archaeological perspectives on human lifeways, today and in the past
- BA (Hons) Sociology & Anthropology: social/cultural, and political approaches to contemporary human societies.