Anthropology BA (Hons)
Length: 3 years full time
Typical offer: AAA or IB 37 points
Location: Durham City Campus
The BA Anthropology programme provides a broad overview of what it means to be human, offering a wide range of social, biological and medical anthropology modules. Most modules are taught at Durham City, although in the final year students are free to take modules from across both campuses as well as third-year modules in other departments.
Topics include cross-cultural influences on health and well-being, family and kin relationships, primate behaviour and ecology, human origins and the fossil record, political and economic organisation, the material record, and variation in religious worship.
The first two years provide a broad overview of key topics and methods in social, biological, and medical anthropology. In the third year, students can choose to specialise in an area that most interests them, and conduct an original research project under the supervision of a member of staff expert in their chosen area.
Teaching is delivered via lectures, small-group tutorials and one-on-one supervision. Students acquire both humanities-based transferable skills such as critical thinking, essay writing and presentation, as well as science-based transferable skills such as computing skills, data collection, statistical analysis and research-report writing.
The Erasmus Programme offers students the opportunity to spend time studying abroad as part of their degree.
Well-Being, Livelihood and Society
People and Cultures
Human Origins and Diversity
Families in the Social Order
Biology, Culture and Society
Human Ecology, Genetics and Health
Kinship and Belief Systems
Political and Economic Organisation
Methods and Explanations
Other optional modules from:
Nutritional and Disease Ecology
Change and Development
Violence and Memory
Mental Health Illness and Drug Use
Power and Governance
Anthropological Perspectives on Science and Biotechnology
History of the Body
or modules from other departments
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