Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This is a four'year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you'll continue with the full'time three'year BA (Hons) Anthropology degree. There are no formal entrance requirements, you just need to have an interest in the subject. You'll attend a study skills course as part of the programme, to develop your abilities in this area. You'll look at anthropology from a contemporary perspective, learn about anthropology, human society and cultural difference, and will examine globalisation and visual anthropology. The programme consists of two components: Ways of Seeing examines how culture shapes the way we think about the world ' and how we understand and interact with others. It also introduces you to the history and methods of anthropology, and focuses on understanding anthropological approaches to human society, culture and cultural difference. Contemporary Issues focuses on the cultural dimensions of globalisation and explores the way people see the world and interact with other cultures in the face of rapid social, cultural and technological change. The programme also examines the visual aspect of anthropology, including its uses of film and photography. Individual tutorial support and academic guidance is given by the programme tutor. You'll also attend a study skills course as part of the programme.

Course Modules

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
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons) £12,710  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview
  • Course specific

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 88%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

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

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 12%

Total Coursework: 87%

Total Practical: 1%

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

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