Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Development and Rights

Course offers a critical approach to development through the lens of anthropology; it explores the historical role of anthropological engagement in development, as well as offers the opportunity to rethink those concepts, priorities, policies and practices which underwrite global inequality; offering a critical exploration of the concept of rights (human, indigenous, or gender for example) and how it is mobilised to make various kinds of claims, the degree presents diverse perspectives on how we might address global inequality in the 21st century.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in relevant discipline; degree is in an unrelated field may be considered subject to a qualifying examination; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written element and no individual element lower than 6.0) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core: anthropology of development placement; anthropology of rights; critical voices in development; plus options.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by take-home papers; unseen papers and essays/reports; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,860 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7078 5300