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MA Anthropology & Museum Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Open House
11/10/2021
Open House
11/11/2021
Open House
11/12/2021
Virtual open day
11/22/2021
Virtual open day
11/23/2021
Virtual open day
11/24/2021
Virtual open day
11/25/2021
Virtual open day
11/26/2021
English
Start dates
London
17 January 2022

London
03 May 2022

Program description

MA Anthropology & Museum Practice

Fusing Goldsmiths' academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

Why study MA Anthropology & Museum Practice at Goldsmiths?

  • Whether you're a professional looking to expand your subject expertise in anthropology, or an anthropologist looking to move into the museum sector, the course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference in your career.
  • This degree is run in partnership with The Horniman Museum and Gardens. You'll learn from professionals who work with the institution's world-renowned anthropology collection, and gain practical skills in curation and conservation, using material and digital archives, running museum education programmes and engaging diverse audiences.
  • You'll analyse museums as sites of imagination and distinction and think about how they can be more inclusive places.
  • If you haven’t studied anthropology previously, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on the Masters-level Introduction to Social Anthropology module, which will give you a solid grounding in the subject - and enable you to hit the ground running. 

Admission requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at upper least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Compulsory Modules

  • Museum Anthropology
  • Material Culture
  • Dissertation
  • Museum Practice

Option modules

  • Anthropology and Gender Theory
  • Anthropology of Health and Medicine
  •  Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies
  •  Platforms for Action: Placement module
  •  Anthropological Approaches to History
  •  Anthropology and the Visual 2
  •  Economic and Political Anthropology 2
  •  Borders and Migration
  •  Material Culture

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local students - full-time: £10870
  • Local students - part-time: £5435
  • International Students- full-time: £20540

Career opportunities

This course provides you with a unique opportunity to develop both your academic and practical skills in anthroplogy and museum practice. This combination will provide you with an excellent grounding for a career in museum and anthropology work. This could include roles such as:

  • Curator
  • Community education
  • Outreach
  • Exhibitions officer

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...


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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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