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Sociology
UK / Guardian
9th
Anthropology
UK / Guardian
9th
Social sciences
UK / Times
30th

Costs

Course feesS$32.1K / year
Entertainment, books
food & rent
S$24.6K / year
Beer S$10
MacDonalds S$13
Cinema S$20
Coffee S$6
TotalS$56.7K / year

Entry requirements

A Level BBB
Diploma 3.0
International Baccalaureate 33

Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity

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Course
Code
L602
Upcoming
Intakes
Sep 2024
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Duration

3 years
Graduate
2027
About the course

Course summary

Investigate the world of anthropology from a new angle. The BA Anthropology programme offers a challenging and contemporary syllabus, exploring key anthropological debates, and using them to help you understand contemporary societal and cultural issues.Why study BA Anthropology at Goldsmiths

  • We offer a fresher approach to the subject than other institutions – from the impact of austerity economics, to investigating how the creative arts can tackle inequality, you’ll learn much more than just ‘traditional’ anthropology. You’ll look at the subject from a contemporary perspective, and be able to apply what you learn in lectures to your everyday life.
  • In the first two years, you’ll concentrate on basic anthropological concepts, such as kinship, ritual, world systems, and development. You'll also learn to analyse these concepts using video, film and written texts, and you’ll get to study two regions of the world in depth.
  • In your final year you’ll be able to specialise by choosing a selection of option modules, tailoring your degree to your own interests and aspirations. You'll have the opportunity to investigate anthropology in relation to politics, religion, philosophy and psychology in order to develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the subject.
  • You'll explore links between theoretical issues and ethnographic studies, enabling you to think critically about culture and society in Britain, and around the world. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies and corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancies.

Modules

Year 1 (credit level 4)Approaches to Contemporary Anthropology Anthropological Methods Ethnographic FilmAnthropological Ideas Anthropology Today Anthropology in LondonEthnography of a Selected Region 1 Year 2 (credit level 5)Working with ImagesPolitics, Economics and Social ChangeThinking Anthropologically Thinking Through Race Anthropology of ReligionEthnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe) Ethnography Of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America) Anthropology and Political EconomyYear 3 (credit level 6)In your third year you also take one of the following research project modules. You will choose and design your own project, after agreeing with your departmental supervisor.Extended Individual Project orIndividual Project You will make up the remaining 75-90 credits (depending on your chosen project) from a list of optional modules.Anthropological Approaches to History Anthropology of Health 1 Anthropology and Gender TheoryAnthropology and the Visual 2 Anthropology in Public Practice Borders and Migration Learning from Social Movements Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology Anthropology of Art Anthropology of Rights Anthropology and the Visual Production Course Digital Anthropology Anthropology of Violence Anthropology of Development Gender Theory in Practice Staff/Student Research Project Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.


What you will learn

Year 1 (credit level 4) Approaches to Contemporary Anthropology Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Anthropological Ideas Anthropology Today Anthropology in London Ethnography of a Selected Region 1 Year 2 (credit level 5) Working with Images Politics, Economics and Social Change Thinking Anthropologically Thinking Through Race Anthropology of Religion Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe) Ethnography Of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America) Anthropology and Political Economy Year 3 (credit level 6) In your third year you also take one of the following research project modules. You will choose and design your own project, after agreeing with your departmental supervisor. Extended Individual Project or Individual Project You will make up the remaining 75-90 credits (depending on your chosen project) from a list of optional modules. Anthropological Approaches to History Anthropology of Health 1 Anthropology and Gender Theory Anthropology and the Visual 2 Anthropology in Public Practice Borders and Migration Learning from Social Movements Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology Anthropology of Art Anthropology of Rights Anthropology and the Visual Production Course Digital Anthropology Anthropology of Violence Anthropology of Development Gender Theory in Practice Staff/Student Research Project Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

A local representative of Goldsmiths, University of London in Singapore is available online to assist you with enquiries about this course.