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

Course summary

Why study the Integrated Degree in Anthropology 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 which investigates the world of anthropology from fresh contemporary perspectives.

  • All you need is an interest in anthropology – there aren’t any formal entry requirements.
  • You’ll learn about the key issues and themes and problems that have shaped contemporary anthropological thought.
  • You’ll study a diverse range of human societies and cultures to acquire an understanding of the importance of anthropology to contemporary global issues. In this respect, you’ll explore relevant political, economic and social anthropological themes (including social justice; global inequalities; human rights; the environment and sustainability; race and ethnicity; sex, sexuality and gender; capitalism and consumption; peace and violence; nation, place and migration) with a focus on the kinds of inclusive, socially aware, politically engaged, and decolonial practice that epitomises anthropology at Goldsmiths.
  • You’ll acquire key academic and study skills for essay writing, reading academic texts, note-taking, giving presentations, and undertaking independent research. You'll also develop digitally based and audio-visual research skills throughout your time on the programme. This will form part of your own, personalised learning journey, which will enable you to produce innovative research projects unique to you, but which will also be supported by your tutors.
  • If you successfully achieve the progression requirements for the course, you'll be able to progress onto Year 1 of our BA Anthropology degree and really delve into the specifics of the subject investigating the world of anthropology from a new angle, drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives to approach issues such as the environment, the state, its politics towards refugees and asylum seekers..
  • You'll be learning from leading academics in the Department of Anthropology, which has been rated top 10 in the UK for anthropology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.


During the Foundation year (Year 0) you will study the following modules: Ways into Anthropology Contemporary Issues in Anthropology Ethnography in Action: Short Research Project Doing Anthropology: Writing, Research, and Methods Modern Cultures in Interdisciplinary Focus Academic Literacies 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 (credit level 4) In your first year, you'll study the following compulsory modules. Being Related Approaches to Contemporary Anthropology Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Academic Skills for Anthropology Anthropology in London Anthropological Ideas Today Year 2 (credit level 5) In your second year, you'll take five compulsory modules and 45 credits of optional modules. Compulsory modules Critical Ecologies: black, indigenous and transnational feminist approaches Anthropology of Politics, Inequalities and Social Change Thinking Anthropologically Thinking Through Race The Goldsmiths Elective Optional modules You'll then take 2 or 3 modules from a list that currently includes: Anthropology and Public Policy Indigenous Cosmopolitics, Anthropology and Global Justice Anthropology of Religion Working with Images Anthropology in Public Practice The Goldsmiths Project Year 3 (credit level 6) In your third year, you'll complete an individual research project. You can choose either to complete an Individual Project or to complete an extended version. Individual Project or Extended Individual Project You will make up the remaining 75-90 credits (depending on your chosen project) from a list of optional modules. Recent examples of optional modules include: Anthropology in Public Practice Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology Anthropology of Health and Medicine Anthropology of Art Anthropology of Development Anthropology and Gender Theory Anthropology of Rights Multimodal Experiments Theorising the Visual Anthropology of Violence Learning from Social Movements Borders and Migration Digital Anthropology Anthropology and the Environment 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 may include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Year by passing all modules and achieving an overall progression mark of 60% or above will then progress directly to Year 1 of the BA Anthropology degree.

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.

Fees and funding

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