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Department of Anthropology


We offer a range of undergraduate programmes tailored to our students' interests and needs

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear A-levels
LF64 Anthropology and Archaeology BA 2017 AAB
LL36 Anthropology and Sociology BA 2017 AAB
L602 Anthropology BA 2017 AAB
B991 Health and Human Sciences BSc 2017 AAB
L601 Anthropology BSc 2017 AAB

Our 3-year BA Anthropology and BSc Anthropology programmes cover the full breadth of the discipline: social, biological and medical/health. Our BSc Health and Human Sciences focuses on how anthropological theory and methods can be applied to health-related real-world problems. Joint honours programmes allow anthropology to be combined with archaeology or sociology.

Entry Requirements

Teaching on our degree programmes does not assume prior specialist knowledge. We therefore assume that our applicants have not studied anthropology, but we welcome applications from those who have. We do not ask for any specific A levels and we do include General Studies in offers for our single honours degrees. We also accept a range of alternative entry qualifications including those from abroad. Please see our How To Apply page for more details.

Our students come into our programmes having studied sciences (e.g. biology, physics, maths), social sciences (e.g. economics, geography, anthropology, psychology) and/or humanities (e.g. history, literature, languages), in various combinations. Here are a few of our current students, with the subjects that they studied before coming to Durham to study anthropology:

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