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 can 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 learn about anthropology, human society and cultural difference, and will examine globalisation and visual anthropology.

- You'll have the chance to progress to our BA Anthropology degree which introduces you to key issues and problems that have shaped anthropological thought.

Course Modules

During the Foundation year you will study the following modules:

Ways into Anthropology

Contemporary Issues in Anthropology

Doing Anthropology

Visual and Applied Anthropology Workshop

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.

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


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:


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

Qualifications required:

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