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? http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-social-anthropology/
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
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Prof Rebecca Cassidy.
Modules & Structure
-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
Anthropological Theory- 30 credits Anthropological Research Methods- 30 credits
Dissertation; reports; take-home papers; options may require a presentation or production of visual material.
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 International, Médecins 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.
The atmosphere of the anthropology department is friendly and relaxed, and interdisciplinary interaction has helped me to achieve a broader understanding of the field of anthropology in general. The college is a particularly stimulating centre for study, since it reflects the diverse and multicultural nature of London. Also, its closeness to a wide range of important museums, libraries and other cultural establishments and events has greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the course. The teaching and support I have received at Goldsmiths have greatly improved my self-confidence and I feel my time here will leave me with lasting benefits for the future, in terms of both intellectual and personal growth.
In partnership with Banco Santander, Goldsmiths will be awarding seven scholarships to outstanding candidates from within the Santander Universidades network. Each scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Scholarships will be open to students applying to study a taught masters degree (excludes MRes and Masters by Research) in any discipline starting in September 2016. The countries targeted (although not exclusively, should exceptional candidates apply from other eligible countries*) will be:Mexico Brazil Colombia China * The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and USA.
Your scholarship application should be completed online through your myGoldsmiths account. This is the online account that you created in order to apply for a course at Goldsmiths.
As part of the application, you'll be asked to answer three questions relevant to the award that you are applying for.
For more information, please see the Banco Santander Scholarships page.
Please note that scholarship schemes and awards are subject to the availability of funds, and the details given here are subject to change at any time. we therefore encourage you to check this information regularly.
The Goldsmiths' Company Postgraduate Bursaries
Please see website for more details
Value of Scholarship(s)
Students on taught postgraduate programmes (not including MA Filmmaking or PGCEs) starting October 2015. You must be: a UK student; new to postgraduate study; experiencing financial difficulties. You should also demonstrate academic potential and you must not be in receipt of any Goldsmiths, AHRC or ESRC funding.
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0).
Recipient: Goldsmiths, University of London
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