Philosophy 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 Philosophy and Anthropology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

One part of the programme, Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think. Philosophy explores the big questions - Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, but also through vision and imagination. Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think. Philosophy explores the big questions - Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, but also through vision and imagination. Philosophy concerns every aspect of our lives, practical as well as theoretical. Through its grounding in real social relations and human activities, it seeks to understand and address the whole spectrum of social, ethical, environmental and political issues of today. Through Philosophy, we are able not only to understand life, but to shape it.

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

  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme based on your favourite subjects
  • Training in historical research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • Wide range of modules
  • Dynamic classes exploring real world issues
  • Transferable interpersonal skills
  • Opportunity to develop independent research projects
  • Opportunities to study abroad and to undertake volunteer work
  • Taught by tutors who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Field trips and visits to archives and record offices
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to study and understanding of the past

Modules

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Anthropology in Context
  • Approaches and Methods in Anthropology
  • Material Worlds: Approaches to Economic Relations
  • Reading Cultures
  • The Body, Culture and Society
  • Sacred Journeys and Holy Sites
  • Water and Society
  • Imagining the Other
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Political Anthropology: Power and Principles
  • Kinship, Gender and Sexuality

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Rebekah Humphreys
  • Dr Tristan Nash
  • Dr David Morgans
  • Professor David Cockburn
  • Luci Attala
  • Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots
  • Dr Penny Dransart

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

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, law, banking, local politics, all types of administrative work, marketing and advertising, and teaching.

  • Teaching/ education officer
  • Local Government, community, local politics
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Fund-raising, management consultancy, research
  • Publishing
  • Race relations, community, social work, caring professions
  • Business
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Postgraduate research
  • Politics
  • General administrative and management posts; civil service

Further Information

For any students considering studying BA Philosophy and Anthropology at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.

Related Courses

  • BA Conflict and War
  • BA Archaeology and Anthropology
  • BA Applied Anthropology
  • BA Philosophy

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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