BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad
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Our teaching comprises lectures, tutorials, seminars and
laboratory classes. Small-group tutorials, normally meeting weekly, are
an important part of many courses. Ongoing feedback is given to help you
improve your written work.
Your courses may be assessed by written coursework, by examination or a mixture of both. Examinations are normally unseen and their formats vary according to the course. Some combine short answers with essay questions, others rely solely on longer essay answers.
• UCL's Anthropology Department is one of the few in the country that combines Social Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Material Culture to give you a truly broad-based anthropology degree.
• Spend your third year abroad at one of our partner institutions, for example in Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, Malta, Arizona or Paris.
• Access to excellent resources including extensive literature in the UCL Library and other nearby libraries, such as that of the Centre for Anthropology at the British Museum.
• We have an outstanding collection of ethnographic items and the Napier Primate Collection, and work closely with the ethnographic department of the British Museum and with the Horniman Museum.
In the first year, you take compulsory courses covering the three branches of the programme; Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology and Material Culture.
Biological Anthropology focuses on contemporary human-environment interactions and human evolution. Social Anthropology explores social and cultural differences and their determinants, from indigenous groups to modern Western economies. Material Culture studies human, social and environmental relationships through the evidence of people's construction of their material world. Your second year includes both compulsory courses and options.
Your third year will be spent abroad, where you will develop or consolidate your language skills and carry out original research for your dissertation. Some of our partner departments are in Paris, Athens, Bern, Oslo, Leiden, Lesvos, Barcelona, Arizona, and Istanbul. We plan to increase our partnernships in the coming years.