Goldsmiths, University of London

Anthropology with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree) Goldsmiths, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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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 you will study the following modules:
Ways into Anthropology
Contemporary Issues in Anthropology
Doing Anthropology : Methods and Ethics
Studying Anthropology (Ways of Seeing)
Visual and Applied Anthropology Workshop

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.

Level 4
Introduction to Social Anthropology
Ethnography of a Selected Region I
Anthropological Methods
Ethnographic Film
Anthropology Today
Anthropology in London
Anthropological Ideas

Level 5
Anthropology of Religion
Anthropology and the Visual
Politics, Economics and Social Change
Ethnography of a Selected Region II
General Principles of Social Anthropology

Level 6 - you also take either:
an individual project (30 credits) examined by an 8,000-word dissertation
an extended individual project (45 credits) examined by a 12,000-word dissertation

Both of these modules are research projects of your own choosing and design, the topic to be agreed with the member of the department who acts as supervisor. In addition you take modules totalling 120 credits from the options available.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

Seen and unseen papers, extended essays, practical projects, dissertations and coursework.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L601
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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, you just need to demonstrate an interest in the subject, and the ability to benefit from studying the programme.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

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