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Anthropology and African Studies - BA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    25,989 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,700 GBP

  • Language taught in
  • Start date

Program Overview

What the University of Birmingham says about their program:
"The range of African societies today and in the past are enormous: from egalitarian communities to elaborately hierarchical empires. There are extremes of wealth and poverty; ancient oral cultures exist side by side with old traditions of literacy and state-of-the-art electronic media; successful local exploitation of Africa’s massive pools of biodiversity contrasts with the famines we are all too familiar from the news. The staff who teach Anthropology and African Studies have lived and taught in countries beyond Western Europe, and have a range of language skills acquired through intensive ethnographic fieldwork."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

In order to undertake a programme of study here at the University, you will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications. English requirements can vary depending on the program of interest. The minimum requirements are:

  • TOEFL of 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • IELTS of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
  • PTE 51 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English

    Advanced Minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • Three GCE A levels (including International A Levels)
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • SQA Highers and Advanced Highers (many programmes will accept Highers without additional Advanced Highers)
  • The Cambridge Pre-U (minimum three separate subjects)
  • A mix of A levels and Cambridge Pre-U subjects (minimum three in total)
  • The Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level
  • The European Baccalaureate
  • The Advanced Diploma
  • Appropriate BTEC National or Higher National Qualifications achieved with merit and distinctions
  • An Access to Higher Education qualification. If you hold, are completing or are yet to start an Access to HE qualification, you should contact the Admissions Tutor for your proposed programme of study at the University of Birmingham. The Admissions Tutor will be able to tell you if the contents of your Access qualification will be acceptable. For some programmes at Birmingham, it is essential that you have covered specific subjects, at the appropriate level, in your Access qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee ranges from £18,120 - £39,960 / year

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure the fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study at the University of Birmingham, they are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships []

Visa requirements for University of Birmingham

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements