Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work

There are 2 supervised community and youth work fieldwork placements (totalling 47 days); these are supported by seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials; for all students there is a 6-week block fieldwork assignment (30 working days) focused on any aspect of management in a community and youth work agency, negotiable with the course tutor.

Entry requirements

Degree in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work; at least 1 year 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; all applicants need to acquire a current Criminal Records Bureau check.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: research methods in anthropology; contemporary social issues: 1st World and 3rd World anthropological perspectives; gender, race and class; community studies and social problems; youth cultures, youth crime and drug use.

Assessment methods

Both fieldwork assignments are assessed by a 5,000 word report on each and the agency supervisor's reports; overall, at least 50 per cent of all fieldwork must be face-to-face with the 13-19 year age group.


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