This is an interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social and political sciences, artists, and professionals in the media and cultural sectors.
The objective of the programme is to address contemporary issues in culture and politics from an anthropological perspective, drawing on the commitment of the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths to build a public anthropology.
It is organised around a critical investigation of the central thematic concepts of its title: 'culture', 'power', and 'politics', as well as 'anthropology' itself.
Each of these terms are posited in this programme as questions for critical reflection and students are encouraged to pursue independent research projects that investigate the meanings attributed to these terms in contemporary social contexts.
The MA is made up of:
Anthropology and Cultural Politics (30 credits)
Anthropological Theory (30 credits)
Option modules [within the Department of Anthropology, or the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Media &
Communications, Politics, or Sociology] (60 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
*Students who have a first degree in anthropology can replace Anthropological Theory with an additional option module.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
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- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
- You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
- If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing to study with us.