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?

  • All you need is an interest in Anthropology – there aren’t any formal entry requirements

  • You’ll learn about anthropology, human society and the difference between cultures, as well as globalisation and visual anthropology. You’ll explore relevant political, economic and social anthropological themes (including money, work and consumption; nation, place and migration; race and ethnicity, sex and gender; violence; and fundamentalism)

  • You’ll develop key study skills on a dedicated course throughout the programme

  • If you successfully achieve the progression requirements for the course, you'll be able to enrol on our BA Anthropology degree, and really delve into the specifics of the subject

The Open Book pathway

You can also study this course through the Open Book pathway. This pathway offers additional support for people with a non-traditional background including offending, addiction and mental health, as well as those who have never truly considered further and higher education. 

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.

Download the programme specification, for the 2019-20 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

Annual tuition fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2019/20 academic year.

  • Home/EU - full-time: £9250
  • International - full-time: £15810

If your fees are not listed here, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

If you're an international student interested in studying part-time, please contact our Admissions Team to find out if you're eligible.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.

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