SOAS, University of London
Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons)
SOAS, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Social Anthropology is an academic discipline that in many respects straddles the social sciences and humanities. It both draws from and contributes to such disciplines as philosophy, linguistics and literature, as well as sociology and history. The BA teaches the methods of social anthropological investigation, emphasising the detailed study of multiple, interwoven areas of social life, through long participation and linguistic familiarity. Students have scope to tailor their programme of study according to their own interests.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 18 graduates of Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Anthropology.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
18 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22500 £26500 £34500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26500 £17500 - £43500 £26500 - £59500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Anthropology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22276 £21164 £26239
25-75 percentile range £18610 - £27707 £16734 - £27920 £19562 - £35744

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons) at SOAS, University of London

25% Legal professionals
20% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Other Educational Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Design occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A level General Studies is not accepted for entry Contextual offer: AAB

60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Students are required to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT).

666 at HL

Students offering level 3 BTEC qualifications either on their own or in combination will be required to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT).

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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

SOAS, University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Social Anthropology and Law BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of SOAS, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of SOAS, University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #5 
    • #5 
    Anthropology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #10 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Anthropology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #15 
    Anthropology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #195 
    Anthropology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of SOAS, University of London

What students say about studying Anthropology in the UK?

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About SOAS, University of London

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London is a research university dedicated to liberal arts subjects, with a particular focus on the continent of Africa, and the nations of Japan, Korea, and China. Their modern campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Applicants can expect to find programmes and courses that take regions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and combine them with a particular area of academic interest. These might include, History, Economics, Politics, as well as Music and History of Art. This university offers a high degree of specialisation, ensuring that the teaching staff are able to deliver perspectives based on true expertise in their fields.

Where is this programme taught

Bloomsbury Campus (main)
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Main Site - Thornhaugh Street
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