BA Anthropology, English, Education Studies
English, Anthropology, Education Studies is a combined programme designed to allow students to indulge their passion for two Humanities subjects, English and Anthropology, with various aspects of Education and Teaching, to provide those interested in teaching as a career with invaluable insights into and understanding of the profession.
The programme is composed of three parts: English, Anthropology and Education studies. Two modules in each of these three subjects are taken at every level of study.
English is a dynamic and diverse subject, ranging from the bloody revenge dramas of the Renaissance to contemporary blockbusters, from the realist novels of the 19th century to the latest developments on the World Wide Web. This programme combines a commitment to the large historical picture of English (from Beowulf to Tom Wolfe) with a responsiveness to new directions and concerns of the subject precipitated by developments in critical and cultural theory.
Anthropology offers students the opportunity to explore what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings one face to face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours, both in the present and from the past. Anthropologists examine the daily and mundane, the rare and ‘exotic’, and the local alongside the global to help address the pressing social issues our world faces nowadays. Doing a degree in anthropology forces you to question ideas and assumptions about right and wrong and good and bad by giving ethically sophisticated consideration to the sustainability of human practices. This makes anthropology the most dynamic, challenging and rewarding discipline one can study in the humanities.
The Education part of the degree comprises two modules of study per year over all three years of your degree. Typical modules within the education part of the degree will cover a range of themes from the historical development of education, learning cultures and approaches to learning, the philosophy of learning and education, and the legal frameworks within which education operates today. In addition during the second year of study students will undertake a 20-credit teaching observation in a local school. In their third year they will undertake a 40-credit dissertation that combines elements of their Education Studies with their chosen Humanities subject.
Typical modules include:
- Learning knowledge and education
- Historical and contemporary issues in education
- Learning in an inclusive environment
- Culture, Identity and Education
- Lifelong learning and continuing development
- Teaching Observation
- The Renaissance
- Contemporary Writing
- Romantic Poetry and Prose
- Ways of Reading
- Historicising Texts
- Archives and Museum study
- People’s Worlds: Lives and Livelihoods
- Themes and Theories
- Anthropology in Context
- Approaches and Methods in Anthropology
- Material Worlds: Approaches to Economic Relations
- Reading Cultures
- The Body, Culture and Society
- Small classes with interactive learning
- Work placement
- Strongly vocational course
- Invaluable pathway to PGCE
- Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme
- Training in research methods
- Use of local record office and museum resources
- Local and international field trips, as well as study abroad opportunities
- Innovative teaching methods
- Study visits to national parks, local heritage centres, museums, the National Library of Wales and galleries
Assessment methods for the course draw upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats, from essays (ranging from 1,500 words up to 3,500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1,000-word analyses, reflective journals, document analysis, exhibitions and displays, article reviews, oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations. In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The Careers Service subscribes to a range of careers databases and networks to ensure that you benefit from having access to the latest information. The Careers team is able to assist you to identify and plan your career by matching your interests and course of study to relevant jobs. The service also includes assistance with writing applications and CVs, interview techniques, Professional Development Planning (PDP), as well as general careers counselling for individuals and groups.
Specifically the course offers career and employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Heritage sector and heritage management
- Teaching and education
- Tourism and tourism management
- Volunteer work
- Tour guides
- Online publishing
- Museum and archive
- Local government archaeology
- Business and commerce
- Local government
- Media and Publishing
- Business and Commerce
- Library and Information Services
- Further Study
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.
You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page
Visiting the University
For any students considering studying BA Anthropology, English, Education Studies at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.
For more information about the Humanities and Education programmes, please contact:
Programme Director BA Humanities and Education
Tel: 01570 424975