Social anthropology examines human societies and cultures in a broad comparative perspective. Social anthropologists try to explain the causes of variation in social and cultural behaviour, and also to understand what it means to belong to a cultural group whose values and rules may be very different from those familiar to you.
Students who earn a a degree in child and family studies can find a variety of social work-related opportunities. Career opportunities are available in research and teaching, including job titles such as human sciences professor, child advocate, grief counselor and youth outreach coordinator. Graduates with a degree in food and nutrition can pursue a wide variety of career options as dieticians, nutritionists, food research technicians and educators. While most programs are designed to train educators in the field of consumer sciences, graduates may be prepared for a number of additional job opportunities in social services and social services administration. Job titles for human science degrees also might include:
Social services program director
Human services coordinator
Child welfare worker
Studying anthropology will provide a framework to help you see what is universal to all human societies and what is variable. The programmes aim to build your capacity to analyse social and political relations and so to engage productively in major contemporary debates concerning social justice, multiculturalism and the direction of political and economic change in today's world. Anthropology degrees across the UK share a common core of cross-cultural study. At LSE we are distinctive in our strengths in the fields of law, human rights, cognition, religious practice, kinship, gender, nationalism and everyday forms of the state. I want to find another Bachelor Course Our concern with the global south (or third world) leads to a serious engagement with issues of development, globalisation, industrialisation and the effects of neoliberalism. As well as encouraging a sympathetic understanding of different cultural practices, we also make it our priority to develop the critical faculties of our students. We analyse all forms of information from texts to films in ways that will enable you to question received interpretations of the world. Thus, as a student you will increase your factual knowledge of social phenomena as well as strengthen your analytical and critical skills. While an anthropology degree is not a vocational training, the skills you develop in reading critically, writing coherently, reasoning effectively and expressing yourself publicly are widely valued by employers.
Programme Structure Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography and Theory: Selected Texts Anthropology, Text and Film The Anthropology of Kinship, Sex and Gender Political and Legal Anthropology Economic Anthropology (1): Production and Exchange Research Methods in Social Anthropology Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology The Anthropology of Religion Economic Anthropology (2): Transformation and Globalisation Special Essay Paper in Social Anthropology
English Entry Requirement
You only need to take one of these language tests: