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 
  • 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-week or optional 30-week placement to apply skills developed as well as build a network of professional contacts and a strong CV, enhancing your career prospects. Within 15 months of graduating, 80% of our students are in employment or further study  

Find out more about the content of this course.

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. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with an optional 5-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements page.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 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.