Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Anthropology and sociology deal with human behaviours in their social context. This degree gives you a comprehensive grounding in these converging subjects, so you'll develop an understanding of their shared traditions and differences in perspective. The degree is divided evenly between the two subjects, so you'll look at cultural difference and non'Western societies, as well as the sociology of industrial societies. Our academics are responsible for actively shaping the disciplines ' they are pioneers in their fields, playing key roles in the development of contemporary social and cultural understandings. We look at the subjects from a contemporary perspective, which means that what you learn in the classroom will be relevant in a variety of public domains, in Britain and elsewhere. We have a diverse, dynamic and motivated group of students. You'll develop an understanding of human behaviour and organisation, which will be useful to a number of different career paths. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies and CSR consultancies.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to social anthropology; anthropological methods; ethnography of a selected region; modern knowledge/modern power; and critical readings: emergence of sociological rationality. Year 2: Religion, morals and symbolism; politics, economics and social change; options include: central issues in sociological analysis; making of the modern world; methodological and philosophical issues in sociology and anthropology; sociology option. Year 3: Theorising contemporary society; options include: sexualities; globalisation; childhood; race and racism; religion; anthropology and environment; politics; art and literature; mass media, culture and communication; anthropology of health and medicine; urban anthropology; ethnography of the Caribbean; anthropology of animals; psychological perspectives in anthropology; development and underdevelopment; individual project/dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 20
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 50%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

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Typical cost of private accommodation