Why study Anthropology at Goldsmiths? 

Our anthropology degrees give you the opportunity to delve into universal issues covering questions of power, ethnicity, and gender identity and to discover areas such as the anthropology of art, social anthropology and biological anthropology, providing you with the ideal training ground for a career in anthropology. You'll also get to apply anthropology’s distinctive ethnographic method closer to home, through fieldwork focusing on local life.

In the 2014 National Student Survey, anthropology at Goldsmiths received a high score of 95% for the overall quality of our teaching. 

We're also ranked in the UK's top five for the quality and impact of our research (Research Excellence Framework), which means that by studying in the department you'll be working alongside academics who are leaders in their fields, and who are carrying out research that breaks new ground and improves the content of our degree programmes. 

Study abroad

The Department of Anthropology offers an Erasmus scheme which enables you to live in a European city for part of your degree.

An introduction to Anthropology at Goldsmiths


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"The moment I began studying anthropology I fell in love with the subject."

I came to Goldsmiths as a mature student. The moment I began studying anthropology I fell in love with the subject. It has the power to utterly transform the way you see the world, deconstructing even the most basic preconceptions and assumptions.

When I graduate I hope to continue my studies and make anthropology my life's career.

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