Research course


Goldsmiths, University of London · Anthropology

Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard or a Master's degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology.

It provides you with a wide range of generic training in social science research methods, and in-depth training in anthropological methods and research issues.

Close supervision enables you to focus on your own research and helps tailor the generic training to the individual proposal being developed.

The MRes 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.

It includes a detailed account of your proposed research, and analysis of relevant theoretical and regional literature.

Assessment: Dissertation; Reports

Department specialisms

Latin America, the Caribbean, Malaysia, South Asia, East and Central Africa, and Europe. Medical anthropology, development, communication, history, and gender.

Fees and funding

Contact the department for details of the Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund and our Postgraduate Bursaries; University of London graduates can apply for the university's Postgraduate Trust Studentships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300