Why study BSc (Hons) Anthropology at BU?

  • Anthropology is the study of humans: what unites us as a species, and how and why individuals and groups vary both biologically and culturally across space and time.  
  • With comprehensive study of the dual biological/social nature of humans and human societies, past and present - gain an understanding of human biological and cultural diversity.  
  • Undertake hands-on practical and laboratory work, all delivered by leading academics with 100% of students studying Anthropology agreeing that staff are good at explaining things. 
  • Anthropological theory and fieldwork, cultural ecology, human-environment interaction, human evolution, and material culture and technology are all key areas of study.  
  • Select subject options from biological and social anthropology and allied disciplines, to build your study around your own interests, passions, and career aspirations.  
  • Complete a five- or a 30-week placement to apply skills developed as well as build a network of professional contacts and a strong CV, enhancing your career prospects.  

This degree - one of just a handful at UK universities to offer complementary units covering social anthropology alongside the core focus on biological anthropology – provides a firm foundation for understanding how societies work.

Anthropology facilities 

The Anthropology collections include teaching casts of hominid and primates and over a 1,000 sets of human remains, one of the largest human osteological collections to be held by any UK university. 

BSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
J21B UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry:The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

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