• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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In the Social Anthropology (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University, you will learn to hold a powerful mirror up to your own cultural norms. And learn to appreciate and respect the customs and beliefs of other societies. You will also explore the fascinating history and practice of social anthropology, culture, and change.

The teaching staff are acknowledged experts in their fields. So you’ll learn from published, active researchers.

In Year 1 four compulsory modules provide a sound understanding of the key concepts and core disciplinary and transferable skills.

In addition, in Years 2 and 3 you must take at least one of the alternative compulsory modules dealing with some key topics in social anthropology. These are complemented by a range of acceptable modules from within anthropology and closely related modules taught outside of anthropology. 

Career prospects

Anthropology, with its interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, as well as its emphasis on inter-cultural understanding, gives you flexibility and a wider view of the world which often proves attractive to employers. 

Graduates have made successful careers in a wide variety of professions, including government civil service, international aid and international development, non-governmental organisations, charity organisations, environment and conservation organisations, management, human resources, marketing, teaching, lecturing, film and journalism, advertising, museum and heritage management. 

Students also often go on to post-graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      up to 6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anthropology of Relatedness
  • Becoming an Anthropologist
  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture
  • Deep History
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 104
  • A Level: BCC
  • IB Points: 29

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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