Goldsmiths University of London Anthropology

By | 9th June 2017

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Goldsmiths University of London Anthropology

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.

Why study BA Anthropology at Goldsmiths?

  • 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

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Gavin Weston

Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655

These requirements relate to 2018 entry. For 2017 entry please check the programme specification. We don’t assume you have any knowledge of anthropology, and welcome applications from anyone with arts, social studies or science backgrounds.

Equivalent qualifications
We accept a wide range of qualifications equivalent to the ones listed above. This includes:

Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher), BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

If your qualifications are from another country, find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us.

For this programme we require:

IELTS 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Read more about our general entrance requirements.