The first year provides you with a broad introduction to the subject. You will study Social Anthropology 1A and 1B and will choose two to four optional courses.
You will study Social Anthropology 2 and Ethnography, as well as other core courses appropriate to your degree programme. You will also choose an additional three courses, either related to your degree or from another academic area.
You will study four core courses: Anthropology Theory, Kinship, Ritual and Religion and Consumption, Exchange and Technology. You will also choose two courses from a range including Magic, Science and Healing, Museums and Anthropology and The Anthropology of Happiness. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own research in the summer break between third and fourth years. Your dissertation supervisor will help you to plan and develop your research project which can take place in the UK or overseas.
In your fourth year you will study the core courses Belief, Thought and Language and Culture and Power. You will also use your research findings to complete an honours dissertation, and continue to choose optional courses.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (minimum) but typically AAAA (first sitting) or AAAB (minimum) but typically AAAA (two sittings) plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science