Old Aberdeen Campus
First Year: There are two introductory courses, Introduction to Anthropology; Peoples of the World in the first half-session, and Introduction to Anthropology; Questions Diversity in the second. These courses introduce key theories and approaches, as well as issues of contemporary anthropological debate.
Second Year: Perceiving Cultural Difference focuses on issues of symbolism, kinship and relatedness, identity, language and culture. The course also provides basic training in anthropological writing and bibliographic research. Understanding Social Relations explores key social, cultural and political issues in an anthropological and historical framework.
Third and Fourth Year (Honours): In third year, students take courses in Anthropological Research, Society and Nature, Anthropological Theory, and Writing Anthropology. Students are introduced to the major concepts and theoretical debates of the discipline, gain insight into the practice, politics and ethics of doing and writing ethnography, and learn about qualitative methods of research and analysis. Students also begin work on their individual research projects.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) plus English at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including relevant subjects at AB.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.
Please refer to list below
Arts and Social Sciences
Divinity, History and Philosophy
|Anthropology and Archaeology
Anthropology and English
Anthropology and Film and Visual Culture
Anthropology and French
Anthropology and French (5 years)
Anthropology and Gaelic Studies
Anthropology and Geography
Anthropology and German (4 and 5 years)
Anthropology and History
Anthropology and International Relations
Anthropology and Philosophy
Anthropology and Politics
Anthropology and Psychology
Anthropology and Sociology
Anthropology and Spanish and Latin American Studies (4 and 5 years)
Anthropology and Theology and Religion