UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Anthropology – NSS 2018.
Come to Wales and do Anthropology.
We encourage our students to practise, not just learn about, anthropology. Part of doing anthropology means getting out into the world to find out what people are up to.
We believe that being in new situations and experiencing new cultural practices offers students a particular breadth and depth of understanding that being in lecture theatres cannot give. Because of this we urge our students to get as much hands-on experiential learning as possible during their time with us.
UCAS Code: L600
UCAS Code (Foundation): ANF1
Institution Code: T80
3 years: part-time study available
Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries
Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
Anthropology explores the fundamentals of 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.
Anthropology students at UWTSD have the opportunity to observe and engage with communities and cultures first-hand. For instance, students are able to undertake Voluntary Work Abroad and be active participants in staff’s research projects, both in the UK and abroad.
Indeed, we are one of the few places where undergraduate students are provided with in-the-field practical training. All anthropology students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David are offered, and assisted to take up, exciting opportunities to go abroad for field work.
This emphasis on anthropology as practice and engagement means that University of Wales Trinity Saint David graduates not only go away with wonderful memories of doing their degree, but also acquire a valuable set of transferable skills that stand them in good stead in an increasingly competitive jobs market.
Students will also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of a selection of institutions in an assortment of destinations, all of which offer degree programmes comparable to ours. We encourage and support students who choose to take this option because we not only believe it’s a stimulating addition to study, but also one that will enrich and enhance your learning experience.
The study aboard option is only available in the second year of your degree and comes with no financial cost to you. It is possible to then use your experiences as data for your final year dissertation – an independent project that allows you the freedom to study any topic that interests you.
Typical modules include:
- Introduction to Fieldwork
- Interactions with the Environment: Making things, Transforming things
- People’s Worlds: Lives and Livelihoods
- Anthropology in Context
- Theory, Methods and Practice in Anthropology
- Material Worlds: Approaches to Economic Relations
- The Body, Culture and Society
- Sacred Journeys and Holy Sites
- Materialities in Anthropology
- Skills in the Field
- Water and Society
- Imagining the Other
- Political Anthropology: Power and Principles
- Kinship and Gender
- Museums, Heritage and Representation
- Human Evolution and Hunter-Gatherers
Reasons to choose this course include:
- Dynamic classes exploring real world issues
- Transferrable interpersonal skills
- Opportunity to develop independent research projects
- Opportunities to study abroad and to undertake volunteer work in Africa
- Expert teaching from research-active lecturers and tutors
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1,000 to 4,000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
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.
Graduates go on to careers in a variety of fields including:
- Film and media
- International development, aid and charity organisations
- Cultural and social advocacy
- Fundraising, management consultancy, research
- Race relations, community, social work, caring professions
- Health, food and lifestyle
- Communication, business
- Museums, heritage, tourism
- Human, animal and land rights
UK/EU Tuition Fees
Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.
Overseas Tuition Fees
Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.
Bursaries and Scholarships
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 our Bursaries and Scholarships section.
The Faculty has estimated on the assumption that students buy new copies of the books. Students may also choose to spend money on printing drafts of work.
Students may spend up to £300 per year on books and additional related materials.
Students are expected to submit 2 hard copies of their final project, the estimated cost for binding these is £20.
Faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and fieldtrip options available both locally and internationally. Thus students can opt to take either more expensive or less expensive placements. The Faculty subsidises these but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. Below are the upper end of expected costs based on where students have currently done placements.
Fieldwork (depending on where student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500-£1,500
Individual trips: c. £5-£50
Joint Honours Courses:
- BA Anthropology and Classical Civilisation
- BA Anthropology and Heritage
- BA Anthropology with Education Studies
- BA Anthropology and Archaeology
- BA Anthropology and English
- BA Anthropology and Chinese Studies
- BA Anthropology and History
- BA Anthropology and Medieval Studies
- BA Anthropology and Philosophy
- BA Anthropology and Religious Studies
For a full list of Joint courses, you can go to Joint Honours Courses
Our students do not explore all forms of human social and cultural behaviour by simply sitting and listening to how other anthropologists understand the world, they experience what is to live like them themselves.
We focus particularly on applying and engaging with theory to address social issues. We recognise that practical, first-hand engagement with ‘other’ cultures is the best way to understand the anthropological endeavour. If you choose to study with us you will be given plenty of opportunity to be an anthropologist – by applying the knowledge you learn in the classroom in the ‘real’ world.
If you would like to find out more, you can visit us on an Open Day.