Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This course offers a stimulating synthesis of theory and practice. The first, the MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work, is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work and who need a professional qualification. A second pathway, the MA Applied Anthropology and Community Development, as an option for international or home students who do not need an NYA qualification and for those who want to specialise in community development. This third pathway has been created in response to a growing number of applicants with an arts background and arts interests, and is aimed at students who wish to work in community arts. The three pathways entail different placements but are taught together, providing many opportunities for exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst students. Our graduates find work directly or indirectly related to the disciplines relatively quickly after graduating, or even while on the programme. The majority of our students gain work in youth work or community work. Some seek and gain work in a wide range of other settings, often shaped by the particular interests that they develop during their time with us, such as working with refugees or with disability groups. Others join social enterprises to bid for contracts, join newly developing cooperatives or established NGOs in the UK and abroad. Placement experiences and networks developed while on the programme often produce new job opportunities.

Start Date:

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,810 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,905 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work. Students should have at least four months of full-time, or part-time equivalent, work experience prior to starting the MA. Experience can include paid or unpaid work; voluntary, community and youth work in organisations; and relevant informal work. Students might also be considered if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • 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.