BA/BSc Social Anthropology: Compulsory anthropology courses address political and legal systems, economic life, kinship and gender, religion and globalisation. All students will undertake an ethnographic study during the second year and complete an extended essay in the third year. Students can also select their own courses from within and outside of the Department. Students can also spend their second year summer break undertaking independent fieldwork through the Department's Summer Fieldwork Projects scheme.
Students can select whether they wish to graduate with a BA or BSc title - the programme content is the same.
Language specialism: Students who have taken and passed at least one language course in each year of their degree can opt to receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript. The three courses must be consecutively harder in level, for example: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students must take all courses in the same language (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin or Russian) in order to qualify for the specialism. Degree certificates which include a language specialism will state the language in the title, for example: BA in Social Anthropology with French.
For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BA Social Anthropology and BSc Social Anthropology programme pages.
- Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
- Application deadline: 15 January 2021
- Duration: Three years full-time
- BA applications/offers/intake 2019: 227/108/29
- BSc applications/offers/intake 2019: 110/55/14
- Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £22,000
- Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Education and teaching, NGOs and charities, media, law and legal services, public relations and communications
Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BA Social Anthropology and BSc Social Anthropology programme pages.
Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme pages (BA Social Anthropology and BSc Social Anthropology) for this information.
UCAS code BA: L601
*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.
UCAS code BSc: L603
IB Diploma: 37 points overall with 666 at higher level