3-year full-time; 4-year thin-sandwich
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About the course
The Anthropology and Sociology degree is particularly suited to students who are curious about their own and other societies, and who are interested in understanding social processes and meanings in the world around them.
Rigorous training is provided in a range of methodologies and research skills appropriate to anthropology and sociology.
Anthropology at Brunel
Anthropology at Brunel is one of the more outward-looking and cosmopolitan social sciences, its subject being the documentation and explanation of cultural diversity.
The course differs from Anthropology courses at other universities because of the broad social science perspective from which it is taught.
Our research has an international reputation, with particular expertise in child-focused anthropological research and medical anthropology.
Sociology at Brunel
A central theme of Sociology at Brunel is the study of the development of techno-cultural phenomena such as media and information technology, and environmental issues, which straddle traditional conceptual distinctions between the social, the natural, the technical and the material.
At Brunel, Sociology has developed a particularly close relationship with Communication and Media Studies, reflecting and emphasising the central and ever-increasing importance of the communications media within our culture.
Among the more specific interests of Brunel sociologists are, for example, social theory, celebrity culture, the influence of the media, environmental risk, media regulation, media discourses, and contemporary social structure and change, urban spaces, and addiction and deviance. These various interests strongly reflect the options available in Level 3 of our degree course.
Anthropology is a cosmopolitan social science that takes human diversity for its subject, providing a unique means of understanding cultural and social differences. Sociology, its sister discipline, looks at the foundations of social life and the big issues in contemporary society: inequality, racism, globalisation, and migration.
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.
- You will apply anthropology ideas to practical issues and will gain a solid grounding in a broad range of social science topics, including sociology, social theory, social anthropology, psychology, communications and media.
- Special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural studies.