Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

All study options

About Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

Archaeology is the study of the human past through an examination of physical remains such as stone tools, pottery and bones, through to buildings, structures, monuments and landscapes. It attempts to reveal how both contemporary societies and past societies are organised, how humanity interacts with the environments and landscapes, and how ideas about the world are visible in the objects people have created.

To be able to understand the past in any depth engagement with theoretical and ethical issues is needed. This means we explore issues such as heritage, representation, land use, technology, environmental change, death, beliefs and the evolution of the human body, mind and ideas with a view to broadening and widening knowledge of how humanity has arrived at the position it is in now.

Anthropology explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings one face to face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past.

Anthropologists examine the daily and mundane, the rare and 'exotic', and the local alongside the global to help address the pressing social issues our world faces nowadays. Doing a degree in anthropology forces you to question ideas and assumptions about right and wrong, good and bad by giving ethically sophisticated consideration to the sustainability of human practices. This makes anthropology the most dynamic, challenging and rewarding discipline one can study in the humanities.

Key Features

  • Lecturers have geographically wide fieldwork experience
  • Opportunity to develop independent research projects
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Includes teaching in small seminar groups with student presentations
  • Taught by lecturers with wide research interests and professional expertise

Modules

  • Materiality of things
  • Death and Burial
  • Human Evolution and the Origins of Human Behaviour
  • Ritual and Religion
  • Peoples Worlds: Lives and Livelihoods
  • Political and Economic Anthropology
  • Funerary Beliefs in Ancient Egypt
  • Kinship, Gender and Sexuality
  • Museums, Heritage and Representation
  • Water and Society in Latin America

Assessment

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wiki's, commentaries and film evaluations.

Career Opportunities

  • Tourism industry
  • Museum/Gallery exhibition officer
  • Human Rights, policy, campaigning, research
  • Race relations, social/youth work or researcher
  • Government and commercial management
  • Teaching, education officer
  • Voluntary work
  • Research and postgraduate opportunities
  • Heritage sector
  • Museum and archive work

Further Information

You will develop powers of analysis, logical thought and argument within a supportive and encouraging environment. It will be these skills of communication, understanding, analysis and self-management that provide you with a passport into employment. Types of employment could include museum and archive work, journalism, professional archaeology, law, banking, local politics, marketing and advertising, community/social work, teaching, communication, business, tourism, caring professions

Related Courses

  • BA Archaeology
  • BA Applied Anthropology
  • BA Religious Studies

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14900 per year

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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