1 year (Foundation) + 3 years (undergraduate degree) or 2 years (Foundation) + 3 years (undergraduate degree)
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:
|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.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
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.
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.
Admission is by application to UCAS, interview and a short piece of written work.
Fees & funding
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.
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.