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Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Professionally validated by the National Youth Agency, this Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work  programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, brings together community development and youth work practice with the research methods and theoretical preoccupations of anthropology.

About

This Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is the first of its kind in the country, combining academic and professional qualifications. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work and who need a professional qualification. 

Taught jointly by the Departments of Anthropology, and Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, the programme reflects the common concerns of lecturers in both disciplines.

Established in 1992, it is the first of three pathways, with an additional MA Applied Anthropology and Community Development launched in 2012 and an MA Applied Anthropology and Community Arts launched in 2015. The three pathways entail different placements but are taught together, providing many opportunities for exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst students.

Careers

Increasing employment prospects are central to this programme.

Our graduates find work directly or indirectly related to the disciplines relatively quickly after graduating, or even while on the programme. The majority of our students gain work in youth work or community work. Examples of recent graduate employment include:

  • Full-time health youth worker for a London Borough, leading on LGBTQ awareness and homophobic bullying
  • Community Centre based youth worker
  • Mentoring and Befriending Co-ordinator at a civil society equalities organisation
  • Community Development Worker in a social work team in Hong Kong

Some seek and gain work in a wide range of other settings, often shaped by the particular interests that they develop during their time with us, such as working with refugees or with disability groups. Others join social enterprises to bid for contracts, join newly developing cooperatives or established NGOs in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Anthropological Research Methods
  • Fieldwork Report 1: Perspectives and Approaches
  • Fieldwork Report 2: Critical Practice
  • Fieldwork Report 3: Management, Enterprise and Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You'll need to have:
  • an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work.
  • one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, work experience prior to starting the MA. Experience can include paid or unpaid work; voluntary, community and youth work in organisations; and relevant informal work.
  • an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the DBS. Please note there will be a fee of £56 for all DBS applications; we will send you further information about payment with your offer. You can find more information about this on our fitness to train pages

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15810 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4190

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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