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.
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.
- Contemporary Social Issues
- Anthropological Research Methods
- Fieldwork Report 1: Perspectives and Approaches
- Fieldwork Report 2: Critical Practice
- Fieldwork Report 3: Management, Enterprise and Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology View 120 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
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
International15810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15810 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU - part-time: £4190
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.