Anthropology and Cultural Politics, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14890 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7890 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics is an interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social and political sciences, artists, and professionals in the media and cultural sectors.

About

The objective of the MA is to address contemporary issues in culture and politics from an anthropological perspective, drawing on the commitment of the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths to build a public anthropology.

The MA is organised around a critical investigation of the central thematic concepts of its title: 'culture', 'power', and 'politics', as well as 'anthropology' itself.

Each of these terms are posited in this programme as questions for critical reflection and students are encouraged to pursue independent research projects that investigate the meanings attributed to these terms in contemporary social contexts.

The programme is particularly interested in the intersections of 'culture' and 'power', and the consideration of what may be called 'cultural politics'.

  • How and when does 'culture' become apprehensible as 'political'?
  • How and when does 'power' operate upon or within 'culture'? Is it even tenable to uphold and retain this distinction?
  • If so, what are the analytical or interpretive benefits?
  • What may be the disadvantages or pitfalls?
  • If not, what is implicated in the politicisation of 'culture' or the culturalisation of 'power' and 'politics'?
  • How can these concerns be studied in the ongoing struggles over 'culture' in everyday life?

In addition to the core modules, options can be selected from several departments and centres.

Programme Structure

The MA is made up of:

  • Anthropology and Cultural Politics 
  • Option modules [within the Department of Anthropology, or the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Media & Communications, Politics, Sociology, or Centre for Cultural Studies]
  • Dissertation

Core modules

  • Credits Anthropology and Cultural Politics
  • MA in Anthropology & Cultural Politics Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
  • 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.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14890 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Goldsmiths, University of London regularly offers scholarships and bursaries for home/EU postgraduate applicants, PGCE applicants, and international applicants - including alumni fee waivers

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