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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016


    Why do people get sick? Are humans the only species that use medicine? How do medical systems evolve? What happens when folk medicine and professional biomedicine are used at the same time? What are the health effects of mass-produced food? What makes plants effective medicines?

    Medical anthropology studies the causes and consequences of illness and disease. Medical anthropologists are interested in how culture, environment, history and political economy influence health, sickness, care facilities and medicine.

    Kent is one of only two UK universities that offer a stand-alone Medical Anthropology degree to undergraduates. The School of Anthropology and Conservation is very highly rated in both teaching and research and there is a friendly atmosphere and strong relations between staff and students. The programme provides a unique opportunity to study a range of subjects that could lead to a variety of careers.

    Independent rankings

    Anthropology at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey. And, in The Guardian University Guide 2014, Anthropology at Kent was ranked 5th for graduate employment prospects.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Credits Total Kent credits: 360
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    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:

    SE301 - Social Anthropology

    SE302 - Foundations of Biological Anthropology

    SE307 - Thinkers and Theories: An Introduction to theHistory and Development of

    SE308 - Skills for Anthropology and Conservation

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    SE567 - Methodology in Anthropological Science

    SE575 - Medicinal Plants: Home Remedy, Pharmaceutical, Illicit Drug

    SE549 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine

    SE581 - Biological Anthropology: The Human Animal

    SE582 - Comparative Perspectives in Primate Biology

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    SE533 - Project in Anthropological Science

    SE585 - From the Raw to the Cooked: The Anthropology of Eating

    SE593 - Evolution of Human Diversity

    SE594 - Anthropology and Development

    SE589 - Advanced Social Anthropology II

    SE569 - Palaeopathology

    SE542 - Human Ecology

    SE550 - The Anthropology of Gender

    SE554 - Visual Anthropology Theory

    SE565 - Sex Evolution and Human Nature

    SE566 - Human Osteology

    SE555 - Project in Visual Anthropology

    SE556 - Social Sciences in the Classroom

    SE551 - Anthropology and Language

    SE552 - Culture and Cognition

    SE547 - South East Asian Societies

    SE541 - The Evolution of Hominin Behaviour

    SE573 - Ethnicity and Nationalism

    SE579 - The Anthropology of Amazonia

    SE580 - Primate Behaviour and Ecology

    SE591 - Southern Mediterranean Societies: Mashriq andMaghreb

    SE592 - The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies

    SE595 - Social Computing

    SE601 - European Societies

    SE752 - Anthropology of Creativity

    SE584 - The Anthropology of Business

    DI503 - Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • A level: ABB including a science subject (biology preferred) or Psychology grade B.
    • GCSE: Mathematics grade C
    • Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    • International Baccalaureate: 34 overall or 16 at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL (Mathematics Studies 5 at SL) plus Biology/Geography/Environmental Science/Chemistry 5 at HL or 6 at SL

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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