Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Anthropology

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or Master's degree in Anthropology; it provides a wide range of generic training in social science research methods, and in-depth training in anthropological methods and research issues. It is designed to serve as the first (training) year of a research degree (MPhil/PhD) for those starting MPhil/PhD studies at Goldsmiths, although it can also be taken as a stand-alone programme. The programme includes research design; research methods (quantitative and qualitative); optional language training, and a dissertation, which prepares the ground for fieldwork or other data-gathering. The dissertation includes a detailed account of proposed research, and analysis of relevant theoretical and regional literature.

Entry requirements

Most direct entrants to the MRes or MPhil already have a first degree or an MA in Social Anthropology. If you don't have this, you should normally do an MA, or you may be able to take a qualifying year conversion course.

Course modules

The MRes is a training year, in which work on your own research project is coupled with general training in Anthropological and Social Science Methods - run both within the Department and by the Goldsmiths College Research Office - as follows: Methods in Anthropological Research, Research Design, Visual Practice in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology Research Seminar. You may also take other modules depending on your specific training needs, such as learning a language, or auditing an MA course, either in the Department or elsewhere, of particular relevance to your research project. You are also encouraged to attend seminars in other parts of the University of London, attend conferences, and go on outside modules such as those organised by GAPP (Group for Anthropology in Policy and Practice).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by reports, unseen examination, and at the end of the year, MRes students present a 15,000-word dissertation in September, which discusses in depth their proposed research topic and the relevant literature.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,780 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,780 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,780 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,780 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,780 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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