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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    13 December 2017

Course content

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research?

This MA offers students from all disciplinary backgrounds the opportunity to build a solid base in social anthropology, its theoretical foundations, methodology and ethnographic diversity.

You'll be able to explore fascinating topics including:

  • Gender
  • Sexuality and the body
  • Religion and symbolism
  • Political economy
  • Psychological perspectives in anthropology
  • The anthropology of rights
  • Visual anthropology

Modules & structure

You take: 

  • Two core modules that will familiarise you with the most important theoretical positions within anthropology, and will introduce you to key methodological questions
  • Option modules to the value of 60 credits
  • Dissertation

Core modules 

Option modules

Please visit the website for a list of optional modules


Dissertation; reports; take-home papers; options may require a presentation or production of visual material.

Skills & careers

This programme is ideal if you're thinking of pursuing a career in the media, or in research, teaching, policy and many other fields.

Recent graduates have been employed by Amnesty InternationalMédecins Sans Frontières, and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The Masters also provides an excellent grounding for students interested in pursuing research in social anthropology – several have gone on to complete research degrees at Goldsmiths.

Find out more about employability at Goldsmiths.

Visit the Social Anthropology - MA page on the Goldsmiths, University of London website for more details!






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