Description

Fusing Goldsmiths’ academic excellence and professional training from the Horniman Museum, the MA in Anthropology & Museum Practice provides you with a uniquely comprehensive set of skills.

Why study MA Anthropology & Museum Practice at Goldsmiths?

  • Whether you’re a professional looking to expand your subject expertise in anthropology, or an anthropologist looking to move into the museum sector, the course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference in your career.
  • This degree is run in partnership with The Horniman Museum and Gardens. You’ll learn from professionals who work with the institution’s world-renowned anthropology collection, and gain practical skills in curation and conservation, using material and digital archives, running museum education programmes and engaging diverse audiences.
  • You’ll analyse museums as sites of imagination and distinction and think about how they can be more inclusive places.
  • If you haven’t studied anthropology previously, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on the Masters-level Introduction to Social Anthropology module, which will give you a solid grounding in the subject – and enable you to hit the ground running.

Study Details:

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

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Material Cultures 15 credits
  • Museum Anthropology 30 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits

Option modules

  • Anthropology and Gender Theory 30 credits
  • Anthropology of Health and Medicine 30 credits
  • Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies 30 credits
  • Platforms for Action: Placement module 30 credits
  • Anthropological Approaches to History 15 credits
  • Anthropology and the Visual 2 15 credits
  • Economic and Political Anthropology 2 30 credits
  • Critical Concepts in Migration and Mobility 30 credits

Student Destinations

This course provides you with a unique opportunity to develop both your academic and practical skills in anthroplogy and museum practice. This combination will provide you with an excellent grounding for a career in museum and anthropology work. This could include roles such as:

  • Curator
  • Community education
  • Outreach
  • Exhibitions officer

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £10450 Home/EU - part-time: £5225 International - full-time: £19750

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.

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