Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology. The MRes provides students with a wide range of generic training in social science research methods, and in-depth training in anthropological methods and research issues. It is designed to serve as the first (training) year of a research degree (MPhil/PhD) for those starting MPhil/PhD studies at Goldsmiths, although it can also be taken as a stand-alone programme. The programme includes research design; research methods (quantitative and qualitative); optional language training, and a dissertation, which prepares the ground for fieldwork or other data-gathering. The dissertation includes a detailed account of their proposed research, and analysis of relevant theoretical and regional literature. Our MRes programme will enable you to: gain a thorough knowledge of the main methods used by anthropologists; understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences; plan, design and present a research project; evaluate the research of other.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £6,330 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £6,330 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £14,330 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £3,165 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £3,165 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £7,165 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an have a first degree or an MA in Social Anthropology. If they don't have this, they should normally do an MA, or may be able to take a qualifying year conversion course. There is little difference between the taught Masters and the qualifying year, except that the qualifying year is not a qualification in itself and involves no dissertation. If they achieve the required standard, students can apply to register for the MRes or MPhil/PhD.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.