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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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.