Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree introduces you to key issues and problems that have shaped anthropological thought. You'll study human society and culture, and will develop an understanding of the relevance of anthropology for understanding contemporary cultural issues. In the first two years, you concentrate on basic anthropological concepts ' such as kinship, ritual, world systems, and development ' and on methods of studying and analysing these, including the use of video, film, and written texts. You can also study two regions of the world in depth. In your final year(s) you can specialise by choosing a selection of option topics. There's also the opportunity for individual project or dissertation work. We offer a fresher approach to the subject than the 'traditional anthropology' taught at other institutions. We look at anthropology 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. You'll have the opportunity to investigate anthropology in relation to politics, religion, knowledge, philosophy and psychology. You'll explore links between theoretical issues and ethnographic studies, enabling you to think critically about your own culture and society. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies and CSR consultancies

Course Modules

Modules include: Introduction to social anthropology; ethnography of a selected region I; anthropological methods; ethnographic film; anthropology today; anthropology in London; anthropological ideas;

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
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

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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13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 82%

Total Practical: 1%

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

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation