B.A. History and Social Anthropology (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

History and Social Anthropology (Hons) programme at University of Kent allows for the holistic study of people's ideas, beliefs, practices and activities in a wide range of local, global, diasporic and transnational settings - from their rural and/or urban social, political and economic organisations to, their rituals, dwellings, lifestyles and forms of religious worship.

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Anthropology

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Making History: Theory and Practice
  • Social Anthropology
  • Foundations of Biological Anthropology
  • Introduction to the History of Science
  • A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
  • War and Diplomacy in Europe c1850-2000
  • Vikings: the European Project, 750-1066
  • Later Medieval Europe

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Advanced Social Anthropology 1: Power and Economy
  • Advanced Social Anthropology II: Religion & Cosmological Imagination
  • Ethnographies 1
  • Ethnographies 2
  • Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920
  • History Dissertation
  • Popular Religion and Heresy, 1100-1300
  • Science, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Britain
  • Armies at War 1914-1918

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies
  • European Societies
  • South East Asian Societies
  • The Anthropology of Amazonia
  • Persecution, Repression and Resistance
  • Everyday Life in Modern Europe
  • The Great War: British Memory, History and Culture
  • Empires of Religion