Department of Anthropology | BSc Health and Human Sciences (with Placement Year) 48 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Anthropology | BSc Health and Human Sciences (with Placement Year)

Subject Ranking

# 28QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

AnthropologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Health & Human Sciences (with Placement Year) at Durham University

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The Anthropology of Health explores social and biological perspectives on health and disease, from the level of cells to societies. This highly interdisciplinary field overlaps with many applied subjects such as public health and evolutionary medicine.


Our BSc Health & Human Sciences degree is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the Anthropology of Health, bringing together perspectives from both Social and Biological Anthropology.


This degree will expand your understanding of health, bringing together biological and evolutionary research into human genetics and physiology with ethnographic approaches to the social, political, ideological and ecological contexts that shape health risks and treatments. Studying the Anthropology of Health will equip you with the skills to critically debate healthcare from an interdisciplinary perspective that draws together local, regional and international scales of analysis.


In the first year, you will receive a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of anthropology in the broadest sense, including the Anthropology of Health, Social Anthropology and Biological Anthropology.


In your second year, you will begin to specialise in the Anthropology of Health while still maintaining breadth with optional modules in other areas of Anthropology. You will also gain ‘hands-on’ experience of conducting research through a series of local field trips and activities.


In your final year, you will design and carry out your own research project for your dissertation and take part in our residential Field Course module, an intensive 7-day experience at one of several European destinations, or online as part of our Virtual Field Course.


As you move through your degree, you will shift from being a consumer to a generator of knowledge, ready for professional or postgraduate life. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


With a degree in Anthropology, you will be equipped with a diverse and practical knowledge base, including highly transferable skills in research and communication. Employers worldwide value this skill set, particularly where creativity, curiosity and the ability to understand human diversity are at a premium.


Our graduates apply their knowledge directly in fields as diverse as health, community work, conservation, education, international development, culture, and heritage. Many progress into careers that require a broad understanding of human society and behaviour as well as the interpersonal, organisational, problem solving and independent thinking skills that come with the discipline. Such careers include advertising, publishing, journalism, teaching, human resource management, law, consultancy and marketing.


A significant number of graduates progress onto higher level study with many pursuing further research in anthropology or other fields.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Health & Human Sciences (with Placement Year) at Durham University

[email protected]


The Anthropology of Health explores social and biological perspectives on health and disease, from the level of cells to societies. This highly interdisciplinary field overlaps with many applied subjects such as public health and evolutionary medicine.


Our BSc Health & Human Sciences degree is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the Anthropology of Health, bringing together perspectives from both Social and Biological Anthropology.


This degree will expand your understanding of health, bringing together biological and evolutionary research into human genetics and physiology with ethnographic approaches to the social, political, ideological and ecological contexts that shape health risks and treatments. Studying the Anthropology of Health will equip you with the skills to critically debate healthcare from an interdisciplinary perspective that draws together local, regional and international scales of analysis.


In the first year, you will receive a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of anthropology in the broadest sense, including the Anthropology of Health, Social Anthropology and Biological Anthropology.


In your second year, you will begin to specialise in the Anthropology of Health while still maintaining breadth with optional modules in other areas of Anthropology. You will also gain ‘hands-on’ experience of conducting research through a series of local field trips and activities.


In your final year, you will design and carry out your own research project for your dissertation and take part in our residential Field Course module, an intensive 7-day experience at one of several European destinations, or online as part of our Virtual Field Course.


As you move through your degree, you will shift from being a consumer to a generator of knowledge, ready for professional or postgraduate life. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


With a degree in Anthropology, you will be equipped with a diverse and practical knowledge base, including highly transferable skills in research and communication. Employers worldwide value this skill set, particularly where creativity, curiosity and the ability to understand human diversity are at a premium.


Our graduates apply their knowledge directly in fields as diverse as health, community work, conservation, education, international development, culture, and heritage. Many progress into careers that require a broad understanding of human society and behaviour as well as the interpersonal, organisational, problem solving and independent thinking skills that come with the discipline. Such careers include advertising, publishing, journalism, teaching, human resource management, law, consultancy and marketing.


A significant number of graduates progress onto higher level study with many pursuing further research in anthropology or other fields.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

-
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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

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  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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