Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Anthropology and Sociology

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Course summary

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Anthropology and sociology deal with human behaviours in their social context. This degree gives you a comprehensive grounding in these converging subjects, so you'll develop an understanding of their shared traditions and differences in perspective. Why study BA Anthropology & Sociology at Goldsmiths? The degree is divided evenly between anthropology and sociology, so you'll get a solid grounding in both subjects. The dynamic nature of the degree means you’ll be able to bring an interdisciplinary angle to any problem, whether that’s arguing your perspective in an essay or coming up with novel solutions in your future career. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, as well as various NGOs, law companies and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consultancies. In your third year, you’ll be able to choose from a range of option modules, tailoring your learning in a way that suits your interests and aspirations. You might choose to explore topics like gender theory, environmental anthropology, or borders and migration. Our academics are responsible for actively shaping disciplines – they are pioneers in their fields, playing key roles in developing awareness of society and culture.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (credit Level 4) - In your first year you'll learn the main theories within social anthropology, and will be introduced to ethnography and anthropological methodological practice. For the sociology element you'll look at the subject's key texts and thinkers, and will develop an overview of the discipline's development and distinguishing features. You take the following five compulsory modules (three from Anthropology and two from Sociology): Critical Readings: The Emergence of Sociological Imagination 1A & 1B Introduction to Social Anthropology Anthropological Methods Ethnography of a Selected Region 1 (The Caribbean) Year 2 (credit level 5) - You choose one Sociology option and then take the following six compulsory modules (two from Sociology, three from Anthropology and a 'link' module which is taught jointly by both Departments): Central Issues in Sociological Analysis The Making of the Modern World Anthropology of Religion Anthropology and the Visual Politics, Economics and Social Change Methodological and Philosophical Issues in Sociology and Anthropology Year 3 (credit level 6) - You take a compulsory module for Sociology at Level 6: Issues in Contemporary Society You will then choose a minimum of 30 credits of Sociology options, a minimum of 30 credits of Anthropology options, and 45 credits from either department. 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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeLL36
Institution code G56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for Year 1 of the programme.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules
Scottish Higher BBBBC
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points With three Higher Level subjects at 655
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Anthropology and Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS