Anthropology is the study of humans, with the emphasis on our collective forms of social and cultural life and shared patterns of behaviour. This course emphasises the holistic and comparative breadth of the subject, studying humans from a variety of social, cultural, biological and evolutionary perspectives. Oxford Brookes is one of very few UK universities where social and biological anthropology are taught alongside each other. Studying social anthropology will help you appreciate the organisation, beliefs and activities of other societies and so develop a deeper understanding of your own society. Biological anthropology will give you perspectives on human life from within an evolutionary framework. The Graduate Diploma in Anthropology enables graduates from other disciplines, and those with equivalent qualifications or work experience, to gain a qualification in anthropology at advanced undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those graduates of anthropology and related disciplines who wish to extend their areas of specialist study. The course is sufficiently flexible with regard to module choices to enable students to follow their particular interests. The course provides excellent preparation for further postgraduate study and research, for instance in our MSc in Primate Conservation, our Masters by Research in Anthropology and, possibly, PhD research.
Graduate Diploma in Anthropology
International Student Requirements:
English language requirements
If English is not your main language then you will also need to show that your English is at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
You will usually need:
IELTS 6.0-7.0 (normally with 6.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and speaking);
TOEFL ibt 78-95 overall (with 20 in reading, 19 in writing, 18 in listening and 21 in speaking).