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With three Higher Level subjects at 655
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% applicants receiving offers85%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This degree introduces you to key issues and problems that have shaped anthropological thought. You'll study human society and culture, and will develop an understanding of the relevance of anthropology for understanding contemporary cultural issues. In the first two years, you concentrate on basic anthropological concepts - such as kinship, ritual, world systems, and development - and on methods of studying and analysing these, including the use of video, film, and written texts. You can also study two regions of the world in depth. In your final year(s) you can specialise by choosing a selection of option topics. There's also the opportunity for individual project or dissertation work. We offer a fresher approach to the subject than the 'traditional anthropology' taught at other institutions. We look at anthropology from a contemporary perspective, which means that what you learn in the classroom will be relevant in a variety of public domains, in Britain and elsewhere. You'll have the opportunity to investigate anthropology in relation to politics, religion, knowledge, philosophy and psychology. You'll explore links between theoretical issues and ethnographic studies, enabling you to think critically about your own culture and society. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies and CSR consultancies. Applications for the part-time option of this programme are made directly through Goldsmiths.
Level 4 Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography of a Selected Region I Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Anthropology Today Anthropology in London Anthropological Ideas Level 5 Anthropology of Religion Anthropology and the Visual Politics, Economics and Social Change Ethnography of a Selected Region II General Principles of Social Anthropology Level 6 - you also take either: an individual project (30 credits) examined by an 8,000-word dissertation or an extended individual project (45 credits) examined by a 12,000-word dissertation Both of these modules are research projects of your own choosing and design, the topic to be agreed with the member of the department who acts as supervisor. In addition you take modules totalling 120 credits from the options available. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
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