Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree provides comprehensive and imaginative treatment of the field of social anthropology and offers practical training in photography, video'making and editing. You'll study a range of anthropological societies and develop insight into specialised and broad implications of the field in relation to contemporary cultural issues. We offer a fresher approach to the subject than the 'traditional anthropology' taught at other institutions, and we are recognised for our contribution to the field of visual anthropology. 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, media companies and CSR consultancies, while others have gone on to pursue academic careers.

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:

  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD