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Anthropology with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Anthropology

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

Modules

During the Foundation year (Year 0) you will study the following modules:
Ways into Anthropology
Contemporary Issues in Anthropology
Doing Anthropology : Methods and Ethics
Studying Anthropology
Visual Media and Digital Cultures
Short Research Project (Anthropology)

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.

Year 1
Introduction to Social Anthropology
Ethnography of a Selected Region I
Anthropological Methods
Ethnographic Film
Anthropology in London
Anthropological Ideas
Anthropology Today

Year 2
Anthropology of Religion
Anthropology and the Visual 1
Politics, Economics and Social Change
Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe)
Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America)
Thinking Anthropologically
Anthropology and Political Economy
Thinking Through Race

Year 3 - you also take one of the following research project modules. You will choose and design your own project, after agreeing with your departmental supervisor.
Extended Individual Project
or
Individual Project

You will make up the remaining 75-90 credits (depending on your chosen project) from a list of optional modules.

Anthropological Approaches to History
Anthropology of Health and Medicine
Anthropology and Gender Theory
Anthropology and the Visual 2
Anthropology in Public Practice
Borders and Migration
Learning from Social Movements
Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology
Anthropology of Art 1
The Anthropology of Rights
Anthropology and the Visual Production Course
Digital Anthropology
Anthropology of Violence
Anthropology of Development
Gender Theory in Practice
Staff/Student Research Project

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

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Department:

Anthropology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Anthropology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Anthropology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
43%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

50%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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Anthropology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

This is a pretty flexible degree and a good one if you want to keep your options open. Just over 1,250 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs — many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management, marketing, housing and recruitment jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study - and it's one of the few where numbers are on the up at the moment.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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