Department of Psychology | BSc Psychology and Anthropology 36 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Psychology | BSc Psychology and Anthropology

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Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

PsychologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychology & Anthropology at Durham University

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Explore humanity from both psychological and anthropological perspectives to understand our species at an individual and social level.


This British Psychological Society accredited degree explores what it means to be human, including our relationship to other species. You will be taught by staff who are leading researchers in their fields, including those with expertise in both subjects.


In Psychology, you will study Cognitive, Biological, Social and Developmental Perspectives. In Anthropology, you will use primarily Evolutionary and Biological Perspectives to inquire into the mind and behaviour of past and present human and primate populations. You will learn how Anthropology and Psychology provide both complementary and contrasting perspectives, plus the various quantitative and qualitative research methods used in both disciplines.


The interface of Anthropology and Psychology explicitly integrates intercultural, international and global issues. For example, both subjects address issues of cross-cultural diversity and representation in research.


In the first year, the core modules will give you a broad introduction to key methods, knowledge and theories in Anthropology and Psychology.


The second year continues to build on project design and research skills, broadens theory and topical knowledge (ensuring British Psychological Society accreditation), and explores the interface between Psychology and Anthropology.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep exploration of a specific interdisciplinary research area, and the final Psychology module required for BPS Accreditation.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law, and speech and language therapy.


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

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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychology & Anthropology at Durham University

[email protected]


Explore humanity from both psychological and anthropological perspectives to understand our species at an individual and social level.


This British Psychological Society accredited degree explores what it means to be human, including our relationship to other species. You will be taught by staff who are leading researchers in their fields, including those with expertise in both subjects.


In Psychology, you will study Cognitive, Biological, Social and Developmental Perspectives. In Anthropology, you will use primarily Evolutionary and Biological Perspectives to inquire into the mind and behaviour of past and present human and primate populations. You will learn how Anthropology and Psychology provide both complementary and contrasting perspectives, plus the various quantitative and qualitative research methods used in both disciplines.


The interface of Anthropology and Psychology explicitly integrates intercultural, international and global issues. For example, both subjects address issues of cross-cultural diversity and representation in research.


In the first year, the core modules will give you a broad introduction to key methods, knowledge and theories in Anthropology and Psychology.


The second year continues to build on project design and research skills, broadens theory and topical knowledge (ensuring British Psychological Society accreditation), and explores the interface between Psychology and Anthropology.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep exploration of a specific interdisciplinary research area, and the final Psychology module required for BPS Accreditation.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law, and speech and language therapy.


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

3 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:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • 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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