Anthropology and Sociology BSc | Brunel University London

Take your knowledge of culture and society to the next level and equip yourself with a big range of practical and analytical skills for a changing world with our Anthropology and Sociology BSc.

Course details

Anthropology is concerned with contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, racism and ethnic nationalism, changing forms of the family, religious conflict, gender, and the political role of culture. It also addresses fundamental questions about human nature, such as: ‘What do we have in common with each other cross-culturally?’ and ‘What makes us different?’
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

Sociology, its sister subject, looks at the foundations of social life and the big issues in contemporary society such as inequality, racism, globalisation, and migration.

In particular, your sociology studies at Brunel will be closely related to the central and ever-increasing importance of the communications media in our culture, for example, how poverty is portrayed and the powerful influence of celebrity.


Entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any  subject with an A-Level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with A-Levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the  Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • T levels : Merit overall


As a graduate of a three year anthropology and sociology degree, your research and fieldwork experience, which forms such a major part of our degree course, will help to set you apart from other graduates. 

These placements build up fantastic experience and can connect you with organisations and people who will be invaluable when it comes to progressing your career.

Brunel graduates have gone on to work at the World Bank, UNICEF, the NHS, NGOs and charities such as Oxfam and Save the Children, as well as local government, legal sectors and the media. 


Your first year will be an introduction to academic studies in social science, including an introduction to key theoretical issues as well as practical training in research methods, such as interviewing and participant observation.

  • SA1604 – Anthropology, Objects and Images
  • SO1602 – Contemporary Society and Media
  • SA1003 – Introduction to Anthropology: Themes
  • SA1601 – Introduction to Anthropology: Beliefs and Ways of Thinking
  • SO1604 – Key Ideas in Sociology
  • SA1602 – Research Methods in Anthropology
  • SA2604 – Classical Anthropological Theory
  • CO2030 – Global Communication
  • SA2605 – Political and Economic Issues in Anthropology
  • SO2022 – Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture
  • SO2604 – Visual Cultures
  • SA2601 – Ethnicity, Migration and Identity
  • SA2602 – Ethnography of a Selected Region
  • PS3400 – Social Anthropology and Sociology Dissertation (40 credits) Core: Block


  • SA3001 – Anthropology of the Person
  • SA3002 – Anthropology of the Body
  • SA3603 – Anthropological Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism
  • SA3010 – Anthropology of Education and Learning
  • SO3603 – Beyond Human
  • CO3602 – Comedy, the Media and Society
  • SA3601 – Contemporary Anthropological Theory
  • SA3608 – Critical Perspectives on International Development
  • SO3609 – Digital Cultures
  • SA3602 – Ethnography of a Selected Region 1
  • SA3610 – Ethnography of a Selected Region 2
  • SA3606 – Global Health in Anthropological Perspective
  • SO3604 – Global Cities: Spaces and Culture
  • SA3009 – Medical Anthropology in Clinical and Community Settings
  • SO3610 – Racism, Identity and Difference
  • SA3008 – Themes in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
  • SA3607 – Understanding Childhood and Youth