Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Applied Anthropology and Community Arts

This Master�s is the 3rd of 3 related pathways. The first, the MA in Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work, is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work and who need a professional qualification. A 2nd pathway, the MA in Applied Anthropology and Community Development, was launched 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 3rd pathway has been created in response to a growing number of applicants with an arts background and arts interests, and is designed for students who wish to work in community arts. The 3 pathways entail different placements but are taught together, providing much opportunity for exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst students.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class standard in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work. Students should have at least 4 months of full-time or part-time equivalent work experience prior to starting the MA. Goldsmiths offer the MA in applied anthropology and community and youth work (professionally validated by the National Youth Agency) for applicants with more work experience. Experience can include paid or unpaid work; voluntary, community and youth work in organisations; and relevant informal work. All applicants need to acquire a current CRB check. Students might also be considered for some programmes if students aren�t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that they have the ability to work at postgraduate level. The course also accepts a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 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

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