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BA Archaeology and Anthropology / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer

 Grades ABB-BBB not incl Gen Studs. Two AS-levels may be accepted in place of one A-level.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34-31 points overall (core points accepted), including 6, 6, 5 at Higher level.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20/55

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
VL46
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

The course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of both past achievements in the fields of Anthropology and Archaeology, and latest developments in anthropological and archaeological research. It also gives you an understanding of archaeological and anthropological theory, method and interpretation. The course trains you in the critical skills needed to explore the regional and global diversity of the material record and social and cultural life using comparative, cross-cultural and cross-temporal methods. In Anthropology, you will be particularly encouraged to use your knowledge of cultural diversity to challenge established assumptions embedded within the particular cultural systems, as well as within 'western' knowledge, practices and theoretical paradigms. In Archaeology, you will be particularly encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the place and importance of archaeology and material heritage in contemporary society, including the issues and controversies that they provoke. Most importantly, this course trains you to think anthropologically and archaeologically. Students are admitted from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the range of experience brought always ensures a lively atmosphere.

Students may also apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. For more information about the Study Abroad Programme please consult the following website: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/studyabroad/

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Katie Cowey
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1252
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/archaeology/
Academic department overview

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