- Year 1
In your first year, we introduce you to the core of the discipline, with a focus on social and applied anthropology. You will have the chance to start actually doing your own ethnographic fieldwork, not just reading about it, and learn how to interpret visual and material culture.
Introduction to Anthropology
Arts, Entertainment, and Visual Anthropology
Fieldwork & Ethnography
Humans, Art, Design and Objects
Understanding Yourself & Others Through Intercultural Communication
Understanding the Body
ANTH401 Introduction to Anthropology
This intensive module provides an introduction to core concepts relating to the subfields of anthropology, with a focus on socio-cultural anthropology, but also including a grounding in archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics to afford students an introductory holistic insight into the human condition.
ANTH404 Understanding Yourself & Others Through Intercultural Communication
ANTH405 Understanding the Body
This module introduces students to the idea of the body as both a cultural and lived experience, through spoken, written, and visual mediums.
ANTH406 Humans, Art, Design & Objects
This module is geared toward fieldwork and independent study in a museum and/or gallery context. Students complete an Object Report on an artefact of their choice seen in situ.
ANTH407 Introduction to Visual Anthropology and Art History
This module provides Anthropology students with a comprehensive understanding of the paradigms of Art History and their methodological implications for visual culture. Basic research literacy will be developed in a number of exercises and group-based activities.
ANTH408 Cultural Practices in Context
This module is geared toward fieldwork and independent study in a museum and/or gallery context. Following a Fieldtrip to public collections in London and/or the Southwest students complete an Object Report on an object of their choice seen in situ.
- Year 2
During your second year, you will develop your anthropological methods and skills through continuing to engage in fieldwork, thinking about the politics and priorities in creating and exhibiting different cultural artefacts, and learning about marginalized communities in early modern Europe. You will have the opportunity to explore a specialist subject area to increase your interdisciplinary understanding and explore potential areas for work or further study.
Collecting & Exhibiting Cultures
From Oral Life Histories to Participant Observation; Applying Anthropological Methods
Ethics and Ethnography
Different Ways of Knowing and Doing
Other Voices–Marginalisation in Early Modern Europe
ANTH502 From Oral Life Histories to Participant Observation; Applying Anthropological Methods
This module introduces students to a range of anthropological methods used by cultural anthropologists.
ANTH503 Applying Anthropology
Professionalism, activism, development anthropology, medical anthropology public participation, criticism and colonialism.
ANTH504 Ethics & Ethnography
This module provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect on ethical positions, and engage in the production of a substantial piece of ethnographic work.
ANTH505 Different Ways of Knowing
This module allows students to explore a specialist subject area to increase their interdisciplinary understanding and explore areas for work or further study
ARHI502 Collecting and Exhibiting Cultures in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This module examines historical and contemporary cultures of collection, exhibition, and display. Artworks and objects will be considered from a range of international contexts. Specific attention will be given to the politics and ideologies of art ownership, theft, looting, and repatriation.
HIST522 Talking History, Seeing History: Research Methods in Visual and Oral History
This module investigates the use of oral, material & visual sources as a means of investigating the past. Also, the contextualisation of historical sources and questions in the wider historiographical literature.
- Final year
In your final year, you will be able to focus on those areas of anthropology that you have become most interested in. You will produce your own year-long dissertation on any topic of your choice, which you'll work on with the focused support of your personal supervisor. At the same time, you will also take on the role of live consultant to apply anthropology to solve a particular problem, ideally in an area in which you wish to work or pursue further study.
Current Issues in Cultural Anthropology
Anthropological Dissertation Project
Anthropology on the Ground
ANTH601 Current Issues in Cultural & Applied Anthropology
The module establishes a basis from which students can recognise and reflect upon current concepts, trends, and issues related to the cultural and applied fields of anthropology.
In this module students prepare the ground and complete a dissertation on an anthropological subject of their own choosing. Lecturing staff provide tutorial support and assistance with research and writing.
ANTH603 Anthropology on the Ground
In this module students will take on the role of live consultant to apply anthropology to solve a particular problem, ideally in an area in which they wish to work or pursue further study.
ANTH604 Coastal Cultures
This module draws together previous experience of ethnography, interrogating visual and material sources from different disciplinary perspectives for application to coastal cultures.
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.