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.
For September 2022 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2022 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
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.
See our fieldwork, facilities and placements in the videos below
Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time with a 5-week placement, or 4 years with a 30-week placement
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements page.