Undergraduate Anthropology Modules
Our undergraduate modules are all either one or two terms in length.
Core and Compulsory Modules
A core module is a module which must be passed before a student is permitted to progress to the next year of their degree and be eligible for the award of a degree. A compulsory module is a module which is required for the undergraduate degree programme but need not necessarily be passed before a student is permitted to progress to the next year of their degree or be awarded a degree.
The core modules are the fundamental building blocks of the Anthropology curriculum, presenting historical and contemporary theoretical developments in the discipline, as well as two ethnography modules from the list below. See relevant degree programme structure for further information.
- Introduction to Social Anthropology (core for single and joint degrees)
- Social Theory (core for single and joint degrees)
- Voice and Place (compulsory for single degree)
- Theory in Anthropology (core for single and joint degrees)
- Two 'Ethnography of...' modules (core for single degree; compulsory for joint degree)
- Contemporary Trends in the Study of Society (core for single degree; recommended for joint degree)
The rest of the degree is made up of optional modules, selected from the lists below:
- African and Asian Cultures in the Diaspora
- Anthropology of African and Asian Communities in British Society
- Anthropology and Film
- Anthropology of Gender
- Anthropology of Globalisation
- Anthropology of Human Rights
- Introduction to Legal Anthropology
- Mind, Culture and Psychiatry
- New Media and Society
- New Religious Movements in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Students may select a third ethnography module in Year 3 to supplement the two required in Year 2.
- Ethnography of China
- Ethnography of East Africa
- Ethnography of Japan
- Ethnography of Near and Middle East
- Ethnography of South Asia
- Ethnography of South East Asia
- Ethnography of West Africa
Ethnographic methods (recommended for students planning an ISP):
Independent research and writing (final year students only):
Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please contact the Faculty Office for further information.