B.Sc. Anthropology with a Year in Japan (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

Anthropology with a Year in Japan (Hons) addresses the big question what makes us human? It is the study of human beings: how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies around the world and how we interact with one another and the environment. An anthropology degree can give you a new perspective on the human world, providing a depth of insight into social and cultural difference and giving you an understanding of the history and behaviour of your own species.

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Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6 CAE score 193(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score (read more) 580 TOEFL iBT® test (read more) 85 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


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:

  • Social Anthropology
  • Foundations of Biological Anthropology
  • Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to theHistory and Development of
  • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Biology and Human Identity
  • Methodology in Anthropological Science
  • Comparative Perspectives in Primate Biology
  • Learning Japanese 1A: An Introduction to Elementary Japanese
  • Learning Japanese 1B: An Introduction to Upper Elementary Japanese
  • Advanced Social Anthropology 1: Power and Economy
  • Advanced Social Anthropology II: Religion & Cosmological Imagination
Year abroad

You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 taking courses in anthropology at a university in Japan. Students are required to have obtained a Stage 2 average of 60% or above, before commencing their year abroad.

Possible modules may include:

  • Anthroplogy Year Abroad Mark One
  • Anthropology Year Abroad Mark Two
Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Project in Anthropological Science
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Primate Behaviour and Ecology
  • Sex Evolution and Human Nature
  • Human Osteology
  • Evolution of Human Diversity
  • Anthropology and Development
  • Social Computing
  • European Societies
  • Human Behavioural Ecology
  • Hormones and Behaviour
  • Anthropology of Creativity
  • Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Medicinal Plants: Home Remedy, Pharmaceutical, Illicit Drug
  • The Anthropology of Amazonia
  • Palaeopathology
  • The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies
  • From the Raw to the Cooked: The Anthropology of Eating
  • Human Ecology
  • South East Asian Societies
  • The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine
  • The Anthropology of Gender
  • Anthropology and Language
  • Culture and Cognition
  • Visual Anthropology Theory
  • Project in Visual Anthropology
  • Social Sciences in the Classroom
  • Primate Communication