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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
Anthropology from University of British Columbia will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, including medical researcher, consultant to governmental and community organizations, teacher, archaeologist, environmental researcher, and much else. 
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Overview

Anthropology is a comparative study of the cultural and social lives of humans all over the world, from First Nations in Canada to the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America. You can take courses in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural/Social Anthropology, Anthropological Linguistics, and Museum Studies.

Classes in the Anthropology program from University of British Columbia offer you a wide variety of topics covering major developments in human societies – from those of our earlier ancestors to contemporary cultures. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours program in Anthropology.

Campus features

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology is one of the world’s premier institutions in the field, and the most advanced ethnological and archaeological research facility in Canada.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Expressions
  • Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Language and Power
  • Language, Culture, and Cognition
  • Modes of Subsistence

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9516 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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