36 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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From remote coastal communities to online and digital realms, immerse yourself in the variety of cultures on our doorstep and beyond to build your understanding of the world and your role in it. Join BA (Hons) Anthropology at the University of Plymouth.

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BA (Hons) Anthropology at the University of Plymouth   is what you make it. From your second year, you can choose to take modules from different degrees within the School of Society and Culture, broadening your perspective with a focus on subjects like law or criminology or honing your ability to write creatively about other cultures with a module on creative writing. At their heart, anthropologists are cultural translators. Become an expert in managing cultural diversity, guided by world-leading academics.


As an anthropologist, you will possess many skills. You will learn how to communicate clearly and coherently, and how to work effectively alone or in groups. At Plymouth, you will become fluent in qualitative research, able to navigate the practicalities and ethics of data-collection. Above all, anthropologists become expert translators, brokers, and negotiators between different cultural groups – be they religions, ethnicities, classes, genders, etc.

This will allow you to pursue many different career options. Anthropologists have worked as consultants and directors in the following contexts, all of which are becoming more important in the age of globalisation:

  • Museum Curatorship
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Development  
  • Public Health and Epidemic
  • Advocacy
  • Market Research

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Understanding the Body
  • Visual Cultures and Art History
  • Fieldwork and Ethnography
  • Cultural Practices in Context
  • Anthropology of Identity, Ethnicity and Conflict

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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

  • UCAS tariff

104 - 120

  • UCAS tariff
Typical offer will be 104 points, minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.
  • IB
26-28 points
  • BTEC
Grade DMM
  • Access courses  
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (including GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent) with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
  • GCSE 

Mathematics and English language grade C / 4.

  • Other: 14-19 Diplomas are accepted. Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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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