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Applied Anthropology and Community Arts

12 months
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17460 GBP/year
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About

Taught jointly by the Departments of Anthropology and Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, this Applied Anthropology and Community Arts, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, gives a stimulating synthesis of theory and practice. In short, it is at the heart of what Goldsmiths is all about.

Overview

This Applied Anthropology and Community Arts programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, launched in 2015, is the third of three related pathways. The first, the MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work, was started in 1992 and is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work and who need a professional qualification.

A second pathway, the MA Applied Anthropology and Community Development, was launched in 2012 as an option for international or home students who do not need an NYA qualification and for those who want to specialise in community development.

This third pathway has been created in response to a growing number of applicants with an arts background and arts interests, and is aimed at students who wish to work in community arts. 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

More details
  • We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need:

  • 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.
  • at least four months 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

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  • International

    17460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9260 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4630

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Loans:

  • Sums up to  £10,000 which can be used for fees, maintenance or other costs associated with your study.

Scholarships:

  • Goldsmiths regularly offers over £200,000 in awards to international students through a range of postgraduate scholarships.
  • Goldsmiths Masters Scholarship - 30 x £1,000 awards (£1000 for full-time students and part-time students. Part-time students will receive £1000 over 2 years).

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.

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