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


    Social Anthropology 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.

    Similarly, in many ways the study of History is the study of people – working with sources and a range of historical opinion to understanding how the individuals, societies and events of the past have shaped the world today.

    Both programmes follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.

    Independent rankings

    History at Kent was ranked 1st for research in The Complete University Guide 2014. And, in the National Student Survey 2013 History was ranked 10th for student satisfaction.

    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 Partnership Joint 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:

    HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice

    SE301 - Social Anthropology

    SE302 - Foundations of Biological Anthropology

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    SE586 - Ethnographies 1

    SE587 - Ethnographies 2

    SE588 - Advanced Social Anthropology I

    SE589 - Advanced Social Anthropology II

    HI613 - Conflict in Seventeenth Century Britain

    HI632 - The Tools of Empire 1760-1920

    HI707 - Britain and The Falklands War

    HI742 - The Cold War, 1941-1991

    HI783 - Anglo-Saxon England

    HI789 - The Art of Death

    HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental

    HI763 - How the West was Won (or lost): The American West in the Nineteenth Cen

    HI5013 - Popular Religion and Heresy, 1100-1300

    HI5023 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877

    HI5031 - African History since 1800

    HI5035 - History of Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics,1800-2000

    HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500

    HI5055 - Russia: 1855-1945 Reform, Revolution and War

    HI5065 - British History c. 1480-1620

    HI5075 - Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920

    HI5092 - Armies at War 1914-1918

    HI5094 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc

    HI566 - History Dissertation

    HI6002 - The British Army and Empire c1750-1920

    HI6009 - Europe and the Islamic World, c 1450-1750

    HI6018 - Victorian Science

    HI6025 - Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe

    HI6036 - Science Satirised

    HI6042 - The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset

    HI6032 - Persecution, Repression and Resistance

    HI6034 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945

    HI6047 - Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    SE579 - The Anthropology of Amazonia

    SE591 - Southern Mediterranean Societies: Mashriq andMaghreb

    SE592 - The Ethnography of Central Asian Societies

    SE547 - South East Asian Societies

    SE601 - European Societies

    SE593 - Evolution of Human Diversity

    SE594 - Anthropology and Development

    SE595 - Social Computing

    SE584 - The Anthropology of Business

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

    SE534 - Special Project in Social Anthropology

    SE542 - Human Ecology

    SE549 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Medicine

    SE550 - The Anthropology of Gender

    SE551 - Anthropology and Language

    SE552 - Culture and Cognition

    SE554 - Visual Anthropology Theory

    SE555 - Project in Visual Anthropology

    SE556 - Social Sciences in the Classroom

    SE565 - Sex Evolution and Human Nature

    SE573 - Ethnicity and Nationalism

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

    SE752 - Anthropology of Creativity

    HI6049 - The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the Atlantic World, c. 1500 - 1900

    HI605 - Independent Documentary Study in History

    HI6035 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945

    HI6044 - British Politics 1625-1642

    HI6045 - Origins of the Second World War

    HI6046 - Wolves, Walruses and the Wild

    HI6037 - Science Satirised

    HI6039 - The Rights Revolution: The 20th Century US Supreme Court & Society

    HI6040 - The Discovery of the World c.1450 - 1800

    HI6041 - The Crusades in the Thirteenth Century

    HI6029 - The Great War: British Memory, History and Culture

    HI6030 - Empires of Religion

    HI6021 - Famine in Pre-Industrial Societies

    HI6024 - Napoleon and Europe, 1799 - 1815

    HI6012 - From Crisis to Revolution: France 1774-1799

    HI6014 - Riders on the Storm

    HI6016 - The English Reformation and the Invention of the Middle Ages

    HI5095 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc

    HI5099 - The Wars of the Roses

    HI5093 - Armies at War 1914-1918

    HI5068 - War and Modern Medicine 1850-1950

    HI5072 - The American Revolution

    HI5024 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877

    HI770 - From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practise and Im

    HI796 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental

    HI747 - The Cold War, 1941 - 1991

    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 level History grade B excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
    • 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 points overall or 16 points at HL including History 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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