Why study Anthropology at Goldsmiths?
Anthropology deals with a number of issues that are currently being debated in the media and other spheres of contemporary society: globalisation, migration, refugees, human rights, minorities, development, religious fundamentalism, drug policies, and the role of health care. It’s the scientific and holistic study of the human species, from DNA to language.
- Anthropology at Goldsmiths is fast and contemporary. You’ll focus on how Anthropology can help us understand society and our place within it, by applying it as a lens to explore everything from myth and ritual to new technologies.
- We’re interdisciplinary. You’ll be able to look at this small but intense discipline in relation to a whole range of others, from politics and religion to philosophy and psychology.
- We offer breadth and depth. You’ll delve into universal issues covering questions of power, ethnicity, and gender identity, and discover areas such as the anthropology of art. You’ll also apply anthropology’s distinctive ethnographic method closer to home, through fieldwork focusing on local life.
- We’re interested in you. You’re an individual with your own particular experiences and gifts, so you’ll never be just a number. Your lectures, small group seminars, practical workshops, film screenings and field trips are led by a committed and approachable team.
- We’re rated highly. We’ve been ranked joint top in the UK for effective teaching in the 2016 Guardian University Guide league tables for this subject.
The Department of Anthropology offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.
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