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.

Applications for the part-time option of this programme are made directly through Goldsmiths.

Course Modules

Level 4

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Ethnography of a Selected Region I

Anthropological Methods

Ethnographic Film

Anthropology Today

Anthropology in London

Anthropological Ideas

Level 5

Anthropology of Religion

Anthropology and the Visual

Politics, Economics and Social Change

Ethnography of a Selected Region II

General Principles of Social Anthropology

Level 6 - you also take either:

an individual project (30 credits) examined by an 8,000-word dissertation

or

an extended individual project (45 credits) examined by a 12,000-word dissertation

Both of these modules are research projects of your own choosing and design, the topic to be agreed with the member of the department who acts as supervisor. In addition you take modules totalling 120 credits from the options available.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

09/2019

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

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5