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Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad (Hons)

University of Kent

48 months
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Biological anthropology examines the evolution and adaptation of humans and their living and fossil primate relatives. As a Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad (Hons) student at University of Kent, you study human evolution, osteology (bones and skeletons), primate behaviour (including great apes) and forensics with one of the UK’s leading biological anthropology research groups. 


This Biological Anthropology with a Year Abroad (Hons) programme at University of Kent appeals to those with an academic background or interest in biology, human biology, medicine, psychology or zoology (among others) or those working towards a career in science journalism, museum work, conservation (especially primate conservation), forensic science (for example Scotland Yard), health care, archaeology and academic research.

The Biological Anthropology degree gives you the exciting opportunity to spend a year abroad. Previous students have been to Canada and the US. Studying abroad can be a transformational experience, both on a personal and professional level.


Studying biological anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies, you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair.

Recent graduates have gone into areas such as:

  • professional biological anthropology
  • science journalism
  • curating
  • forensic science
  • rescue archaeology
  • primate conservation
  • work with non-government organisations
  • work with development agencies such as the World Health Organisation
  • business
  • civil service
  • further research in biological anthropology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Biological Anthropology
  • Academic and Research Skills 
  • Comparative Perspectives in Primate Biology 
  • Homo sapiens: Biology, Culture and Identity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level: BBB including Biology (preferred) or Psychology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade C/4
  • Access to HE Diploma: If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please note that subjects such as Hospitality, Catering, Art & Design, Music, Photography and Dance will not be accepted. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL including mathematics 4 at HL or SL, and science 5 at HL or 6 at SL 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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