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Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
15810 GBP/year
8380 GBP/year
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About

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.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4190

Funding

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