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MA Social Anthropology

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 Social Anthropology

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research?

Why study MA Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths?

  • Whatever your disciplinary background, you’ll have the opportunity to build a solid base in social anthropology, its theoretical foundations, methodology and ethnographic diversity.
  • You’ll be able to choose from a variety of option modules, which means you can tailor the degree to your own theoretical or regional interests.
  • You can choose to study topics including gender, sexuality and the body, religion and symbolism, political economy, psychological perspectives in anthropology, the anthropology of rights, and visual anthropology.
  • You’ll join a diverse group of students with a range of educational backgrounds and interests, so you’ll be exposed to many different perspectives.

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.

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

  • Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropological Research Methods 
  • Dissertation

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 1
  • Economic and Political Anthropology 2
  • Borders and Migration
  • Learning from Social Movements 
  • Anthropology and the Visual Production Course
  • Anthropology of Art 1
  • Psychology and Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Rights 
  • Economic and Political Anthropology 1 
  • Gender Theory in Practice 
  • Critical Voices in Development 
  • Anthropology of Religion 
  • Digital Anthropology (PG)

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • Local students - full-time: £8990
  • Local students - part-time: £4495
  • International Students- full-time:£16950

Career opportunities

This programme is ideal if you're thinking of pursuing a career in the media, or in research, teaching, policy and many other fields.

Recent graduates have been employed by Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The Masters also provides an excellent grounding for students interested in pursuing research in social anthropology – several have gone on to complete research degrees at Goldsmiths.

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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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Why study at Goldsmiths, University of London

At Goldsmiths we're constantly exploring, questioning and reshaping the world. You can challenge yourself through our innovative degrees and world-leading academics that will inspire you to see the world differently.

At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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www.gold.ac.uk

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