Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate

Anthropology, Ecology and Global Justice (Taught)

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Course summary

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The MA in Anthropology, Ecology and Global Justice is an exciting interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social and political sciences. Why study MA Anthropology, Ecology and Global Justice at Goldsmiths?

  • You’ll address contemporary issues in culture and politics from an anthropological perspective, drawing on the commitment of the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths to build a public anthropology.
  • You’ll study a core module which draws on anthropological theories of language and culture as a lens through which to explore broader questions of ideology, power, and global political economy.
  • You’ll grapple with classic texts in critical theory from the Frankfurt School to British cultural studies, feminism to Foucault, post-colonialism to post-development, with a strong focus on thinkers from the global South.
  • You’ll be able to choose option modules across several departments including Media and Communications, Sociology and Politics to create your own individual programme of study, before completing a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Course details


The MA is made up of: Compulsory modules Anthropology and Cultural Politics (30 credits) Anthropological Theory (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Option modules from the Department of Anthropology are listed below. In addition, modules can be selected from several other departments including Sociology; English and Creative Writing; Media, Communications and Cultural Studies; Politics and International Relations. (60 credits) *Students who have a first degree in anthropology can replace Anthropological Theory with an additional option module. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

Dissertation – a thorough critical discussion of existing knowledge in a relevant area; reports; take-home papers. Options may require a presentation or production of visual material.

Entry requirements

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 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. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study with us.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Annual fee for part-time students is half the full time fee quoted.
Anthropology, Ecology and Global Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS