Taught course

MA Applied Anthropology & Community Development

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You'll need:

  • an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in the social sciences or another appropriate subject, with some experience of community and youth work.
  • at least four months of full-time, or part-time equivalent, work experience prior to starting the MA. We also offer the MA in Applied Anthropology & 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.
  • an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the DBS. Please note there will be a fee of £56 for all DBS applications; we will send you further information about payment with your offer. You can find more information about this on our fitness to train pages

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a pathway of the MA Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, aimed both at international applicants who may not need a British National Youth Agency qualification and those who want to become specialists in community development.

Why study MA Applied Anthropology & Community Development

  • This MA is a second pathway to the MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work. It was launched in 2012 as an option for international or home students who do not need an National Youth Agency qualification and for those who want to specialise in community development. A third pathway, the MA Applied Anthropology and Community Arts started in 2015.
  • The three pathways entail different placements but are taught together, providing much opportunity for exchange of ideas and collaboration amongst students.
  • You'll learn from leading academics, with Goldsmiths being rated top 10 in the UK for anthropology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Martin Webb (Anthropology co-convenor) or Louise Doherty (STaCS co-convenor).

Information for international students

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home - full-time: £9720 Home - part-time: £4860
International students
International - full-time: £18330

Aziz Scholarship

This programme is eligible for an Aziz scholarship. Find out more about how to apply.

Scholarships

Chin-Yueh Bursary

A £2,000 bursary awarded to an international student enrolled on MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, intended to support a student experiencing financial hardship.

Corinne Burton Art Therapy Student Scholarship

A studentship for full-time and part-time students of MA Art Psychotherapy who hold resident status in the UK.

Ebb and Flow Bursary

Two bursaries for MA Art Psychotherapy, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy and MA Counselling students to help support unavoidable financial hardship.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk