=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
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University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
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Social Anthropology - University of Manchester

- Are you interested in how people behave and organise their economic, social and political lives? - Are you fascinated with the diversity in human societies and cultures? - Would you like to develop analytical and communication skills for your next career move? - Would you like to study abroad in one of our partner institutions for your third year? - Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme. Contemporary Social Anthropology is a critical discipline that tackles an enormous variety of topics. These range from the social and cultural implications of new reproductive and information technologies through the analysis of ritual, kinship, and material culture to the study of violence, poverty and the means for resolving conflicts and alleviating human suffering. Although anthropological studies are now conducted everywhere, from middle class suburbs and inner cities, to rural settlements, boardrooms and labour camps, what all our studies have in common is an awareness of, and attention to, human diversity. The programme provides a comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of cultural, social and material aspects of human existence in contemporary societies. It has both regional and global scope, focusing on particular peoples and areas, while considering much wider issues, including current processes of globalisation and migration. Social Anthropology at Manchester draws on ethnographic expertise in Melanesia, South Asia, Eastern, Southern and Western Europe, East Africa, the Andes, Latin America and Amazonia. Students who choose to study with us are interested in the diverse ways in which human beings live in the world today. They are interested, amongst other things, in cultural difference and similarity, in the social and economic relationships between different parts of the world and in the varied ways in which people make families, communities and societies. What better way to expand the understanding of cultural diversity that you gain in studying Social Anthropology by also spending a year overseas? Therefore, Social Anthropology at Manchester offers a pathway for this course: BSocSc (Hons) in Social Anthropology with International Study . Students on this pathway have the opportunity to study in one of our partner universities in the third year of their studies. By the end of your degree programme you will have gained practical cross-cultural experience of another student culture, as well as acquiring knowledge, through experience and participation, of the society in which it is embedded. **Special Features** - Students on this pathway have the opportunity to study in one of our partner universities in the third year of their studies. - The Research Excellence Framework ( REF2014 ) confirms Manchester as one of the leading centres for Social Science research in the UK and puts Social Anthropology first in the UK. - Founded in 1949 the Social Anthropology discipline area at The University of Manchester has grown to become one of the largest departments in Britain with an unrivalled reputation for ethnographic film making, photography and sound. - The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology houses a film library with some of 1500 titles from classic ethnographic film to contemporary documentary and world cinema. To complement the film titles, it boosts a comprehensive collection of written materials by anthropologists and film makers, including a selection of journals. **Our Students** Social Anthropology students in figures (2018): - Students on the course came from 13 countries. - Their ages ranged from 18 - 40. - The male / female ratio was 22 : 78.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Social Science (with Honours) - BSocSc (H)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500