Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Anthropology with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree)

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Course summary

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This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) Anthropology degree. Why study the Integrated Degree in Anthropology at Goldsmiths?

  • All you need is an interest in Anthropology – there aren’t any formal entry requirements
  • You’ll learn about anthropology, human society and the difference between cultures, as well as globalisation and visual anthropology. You’ll explore relevant political, economic and social anthropological themes (including money, work and consumption; nation, place and migration; race and ethnicity, sex and gender; violence; and fundamentalism)
  • You’ll develop key study skills on a dedicated course throughout the programme
  • If you successfully achieve the progression requirements for the course, you'll progress onto Year 1 of the BA Anthropology degree, and really delve into the specifics of the subject

Course details


During the Foundation year (Year 0) you will study the following modules: Ways into Anthropology Contemporary Issues in Anthropology Doing Anthropology : Methods and Ethics Studying Anthropology Visual Media and Digital Cultures Short Research Project (Anthropology) Individual tutorial support and academic guidance is given by the programme tutor. You'll also attend a study skills course as part of the programme. Year 1 Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography of a Selected Region I Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Anthropology in London Anthropological Ideas Anthropology Today Year 2 Anthropology of Religion Anthropology and the Visual 1 Politics, Economics and Social Change Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe) Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America) Thinking Anthropologically Anthropology and Political Economy Thinking Through Race Year 3 - 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 and Medicine 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 1 The 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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entrance requirements, but you need to demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for the subject, and the ability to benefit from studying the programme.

English language requirements

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

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme.

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Anthropology with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS