Course information

Entry requirements

UCAS code

L601

Length

1 year (Foundation) + 3 years (undergraduate degree) or 2 years (Foundation) + 3 years (undergraduate degree)

Department

Anthropology

Course overview

This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) Anthropology degree.

Why study the Integrated Degree in Anthropology at Goldsmiths?

  • There are no formal entrance requirements, you just need to have an interest in the subject
  • You'll attend a study skills course as part of the programme, to develop your abilities in this area
  • You'll learn about anthropology, human society and cultural difference, and will examine globalisation and visual anthropology
  • You'll have the chance to progress to our BA Anthropology degree

The Open Book pathway

You can also take this programme part-time over 2 years via the Open Book pathway.

Students on the Open Book pathway will benefit from support tailored to their particular circumstances, with invitations to participate in Open Book activities throughout their time at Goldsmiths.

Find out more about Open Book at Goldsmiths

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact the Programme Convenor, Dr Justin Woodman

What you'll study

Modules (traditional pathway)

You will study the following modules:

 

Module title Credits
  Ways into Anthropology 30 credits
  Contemporary Issues in Anthropology 30 credits
  Doing Anthropology: Methods and Ethics 15 credits
  Studying Anthropology (Ways of Seeing) 15 credits
  Visual, Media and Digital Cultures 15 credits

Individual tutorial support and academic guidance is given by the programme tutor. You'll also attend a study skills course as part of the programme.

Modules (Open Book pathway)

In the first year of the part-time Open Book pathway you take the following core modules:

Open Book pathway year 1 Module title Credits
  Modern Cultures in Interdisciplinary Focus 30 credits
  • Academic Literacies (30 credits)

In the second year you take the following core anthropology modules:

Open Book pathway year 2 Module title Credits
  Ways into Anthropology 30 credits
  Contemporary Issues in Anthropology 30 credits

Teaching style

This programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.

The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for each year of this programme*:

  • Year 0 - 16% scheduled learning, 84% independent learning
  • Year 1 - 17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning
  • Year 2 - 13% scheduled learning, 87% independent learning
  • Year 3 - 12% scheduled learning, 88% independent learning

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:

  • Year 0 - 100% coursework
  • Year 1 - 60% coursework, 37% written exam, 3% practical
  • Year 2 - 88% coursework, 12% written exam
  • Year 3 - 100% coursework

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for the traditional pathway in 2017/18. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about how this information is calculated.

Download the programme specification, for the 2018-19 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements, but you need to demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for the subject, and the ability to benefit from studying the programme.

International qualifications

We also 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 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Selection process

Admission is by application to UCAS, interview and a short piece of written work.

Fees & funding

Careers

Skills

If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA Anthropology, which will enable you to develop the following skills:

  • Communication skills (including public speaking, developing and presenting an argument, note taking, report writing)
  • Analytical thinking
  • Awareness of social, political and cultural processes

The particular set of skills associated with anthropology, including development of awareness of social and cultural difference, and learning to think ‘outside the box’, provides a good foundation for a number of career paths.

Careers

Our students have been successful in a range of areas, from postgraduate research and teaching in higher education, to film making and other media careers, journalism, and museum curating, to applied or advocacy work for NGOs and development agencies.

Our particular emphasis on public anthropology encourages our students to explore options in a range of practice-based and public sector career paths. You can find out more about career paths after an Anthropology degree on our Anthropology careers page.

Find out more about employability at Goldsmiths