The MA Anthropology and Cultural Politics is an exciting interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social and political sciences.

Why study MA Anthropology and Cultural Politics at Goldsmiths?

  • You’ll 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.
  • You’ll study a core module which draws on anthropological theories of language and culture as a lens through which to explore broader questions of ideology, power, and global political economy.
  • You’ll grapple with classic texts in critical theory from the Frankfurt School to British cultural studies, feminism to Foucault, post-colonialism to post-development, with a strong focus on thinkers from the global South.
  • You’ll be able to choose option modules across several departments including Media and Communications, Sociology and Politics to create your own individual programme of study, before completing a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Anthropological Theory 30 credits
  • Anthropology and Cultural Politics 30 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits

Option modules

  • Anthropology of Health and Medicine 30 credits
  • Platforms for Action: Placement module 30 credits
  • Anthropological Approaches to History 30 credits
  • Economic and Political Anthropology 1 30 credits
  • Economic and Political Anthropology 2 30 credits
  • Critical Concepts in Migration and Mobility 30 credits
  • Learning from Social Movements 30 credits
  • Anthropology and the Visual Production Course 30 credits
  • Psychology and Anthropology 30 credits
  • Anthropology of Rights 30 credits
  • Gender Theory in Practice 30 Credits
  • Critical Voices in Development 30 credits
  • Anthropology of Religion 30 credits
  • Digital Anthropology (PG) 30 credits

Student Destinations

The programme is great preparation for any role that involves research and communication. Graduates have pursued opportunities in journalism, other media, policy, education and public debate; they have also gone on to research degrees, either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere.


These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £4320 International - full-time: £16290

Entry 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.

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website Request Information Add to Compare List

Key Information

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website
Request Information
Add to Compare List

University Hub

University of Goldsmiths London

More Information