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Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology (Hons)

University of Kent

36 months
16800 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology (Hons) programme from University of Kent analyses phenomena like subcultures, fashion styles and leisure practices to make sense of how we experience and organise our lives and govern our societies. 


The Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology (Hons) programme from 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.


Graduate destinations

As part of your degree, you develop critical thinking and transferable knowledge, skills that enable you to work in a variety of professions.

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • media, journalism, broadcasting
  • the cultural and creative industries
  • national and local government
  • international institutions and NGOs
  • advertising and design
  • public relations
  • social work
  • tourism and heritage
  • overseas development and aid work
  • the organisation of social and community projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology 
  • Modern Culture 
  • Contemporary Culture and Media 
  • Power, Money, Spirit: Key Themes in Social Anthropology 
  • Ethnographic Methods and Visual Anthropology 
  • Qualitative Social Research Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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

International Foundation Programme

  • Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU: £12600


  • UK: £4625
  • EU: £6300
  • International: £8400

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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