Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Visual Anthropology is designed for those with a background in anthropology who want to continue their studies through a unique combination of theory and visual practice.

It leaves the definition of visual anthropology wide open and considers various arguments about this sub-field, but also looks beyond immediate disciplinary concerns to enlarge the possibilities for a visual anthropology that's not only connected with the professional concerns of anthropologists, but also adequately presents anthropologically informed representations to other audiences.

The course is taught through lectures/seminars and hands-on training in the use of digital camcorders, sound recording equipment, and video editing, and your final project is a 20-minute video. The central aim of the programme is the production of visual work within a critical and conceptual framework provided by anthropology. Through compulsory core modules you are introduced to a range of topics which currently include: the anthropology of art; visual anthropology; ethnographic film and cinema studies; and a general anthropological consideration of representation.

Our dedicated production facilities include digital camcorders, a variety of sound recording equipment and Final Cut Pro. You will produce a series of practical projects throughout the year.

Fees and funding

See our website for more details about funding http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300