Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Providing a comprehensive treatment of social anthropology. The course offers training in photography, film making and editing. You'll study anthropological societies and gain insight into 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.

Course Modules

In the first two years, you'll concentrate on basic anthropological concepts – such as kinship, politics, economics and religion, as well as world systems and development – and on methods of studying and analysing these. You will also study ethnography and at least one region of the world in depth.

There's a substantial practical component to this degree, constituting a sixth of the course load in all three years. This includes training in:

Photography

Videography

Editing

Specialist software

In your final year you can specialise by choosing from a selection of option topics, and will produce a documentary film and dissertation based on individual study.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,340 Overseas Fees