At Kent, Cultural Studies is taught in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research where you benefit from a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice or disability and the arts. You are taught by leading academics in fields like gender, race and the body.
You study different ways of life and explore the links between culture and society drawing on critical theories and methods from the social sciences and the humanities. We examine a range of areas from digital media, to the creative and cultural industries, to social identities and movements.
Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation has a range of experts working on social anthropology in regions as diverse as the Middle East, Europe, China and Amazonia.
Our degree programme
The Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology (Hons) programme at University of Kent begins with an overview of different cultural, sociological and anthropological theories that address ‘culture’ and ‘society’ as part of a broader global and historical context. You then go on to learn how to conduct and apply qualitative sociological research. There is a special focus on ethnography, a popular method used in social anthropology.
During all stages of your studies you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like the anthropology of business as well as emotion, media and culture. Our modules and creative forms of assessment are designed to stimulate your thinking and prepare you for a job market looking for versatile and innovative individuals.
In your final year of study, there is an option to take a dissertation module on a subject of your choice or you can complete a project in visual anthropology. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.Study resources
At Kent, we have a number of excellent subject-specific facilities to help your learning in social anthropology. These include:
- a state-of-the-art visual anthropology room with a suite of computers equipped for editing film and cameras made available for student use
- an ethnobiology lab for studying human-related plant material
- a teaching laboratory with first-rate equipment.
You also have access to a wide range of topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format through Kent’s Templeman Library. Your designated academic advisor provides guidance for your studies and academic development.
Our Student Learning Advisory Service offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.Extra activities
There are also a number of student-led societies relating to your interests, for example:
- UKC Digital Media
- Anthropology Society
- Feminist Society
- Socrates Society.
There are events available throughout the year for students from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. These may include:
- research seminars and webcasts
- career development workshops
- informal lectures by guest experts followed by group discussion.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.
Compulsory modules currently include:
- Foundations of Biological Anthropology
- Modern Culture
- Contemporary Culture and Media
You have the opportunity to select elective modules in this stage.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Anthropology Sociology View 698 other Bachelors in Sociology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A level: BBB
- Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 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): Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Health and Social Care or Public Services.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL
International16800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16800 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- EU full-time £12600
- Home part-time £4625
- EU part-time £6300
- International part-time £8400
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
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