The London School of Economics and Political Science
Social Anthropology BSc (Hons)
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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. Studying anthropology will provide a framework to help you see what is universal to all human societies and what is variable. The programme aims 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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 17 graduates of Social Anthropology BSc (Hons) at The London School of Economics and Political Science for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Anthropology.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
17 total respondents

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Social Anthropology BSc (Hons) at The London School of Economics and Political Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Social Anthropology BSc (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 £27000 £26000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £32000 £17000 - £29500 £24500 - £38500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Anthropology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £21873 £26360
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26500 £15898 - £27436 £18783 - £33314

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 BSc (Hons) at The London School of Economics and Political Science

25% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Legal professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

666 at Higher Level also required.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Social Anthropology, BSc (Hons).

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

London School of Economics and Political Science 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 BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £22430 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £22430 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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of The London School of Economics and Political Science in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The London School of Economics and Political Science in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #2 
    Anthropology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #3 
    Anthropology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #3 
    Anthropology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #9 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #88 
    Anthropology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #10 
    • #63 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

See all university rankings of The London School of Economics and Political Science

What students say about studying Anthropology in the UK?

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About The London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics (LSE) is a Russell Group university, and is one of the member institutions of the University of London. Situated in the Westminster area of Central London, LSE is home to a diverse student body that comes from around the country and overseas to be a part of the experience.

Where is this programme taught

Houghton Street, London
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Main Site - Houghton Street
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