Why study MA Migration & Mobility at Goldsmiths?

  • Grounded in the distinctive theories and practices of anthropology, this programme helps advance your knowledge and understanding of, and critical engagement with, contemporary processes of migration. You’ll gain the critical and conceptual tools to think in new and creative ways about the contemporary movement of people, things, and ideas around the globe.
  • Based in the Department of Anthropology, the degree also draws on interdisciplinary expertise in the Departments of Sociology and Media and Communications, through the Migration Research Network. You’ll study in an academic community that is engaged with the key social and political issues shaping people’s im/mobilities around the globe.
  • Our innovative work on the topic of migration includes the use of film to intervene in the current “migrant crises” in Europe, ethnographic studies of lifestyle migration among the middle classes, and the use of smartphones to enable migrants to document the forms of surveillance that they encounter.
  • Our research expertise is integral to teaching on the programme, throughout both the compulsory and specialist optional modules. This research-led approach ensures that you acquire a diverse set of skills, enabling you to investigate migration processes across academic, public policy and activist contexts.

Study Details:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

Critical Concepts in Migration and Mobility 30 credits
Investigating Migration and Mobility 30 credits
Platforms for Action: Placement module 30 credits
Dissertation 60 credits
Anthropological Theory 30 credits

Optional modules

Anthropology and Gender Theory 30 credits
Anthropology of Health and Medicine 30 credits
Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies 30 credits
Anthropological Approaches to History 30 credits
Anthropology and the Visual 1 30 credits
Economic and Political Anthropology 2 30 credits
Learning from Social Movements 30 credits
Anthropology and the Visual Production Course 30 credits
Anthropology of Art 1 30 credits
Psychology and Anthropology 30 credits
Anthropology of Rights 30 credits
Economic and Political Anthropology 1 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 MA in Migration and Mobility provides an excellent foundation for further research and postgraduate study on topics related to migration. The skills and knowledge you gain from this MA will also equip you with the right theoretical and practical experience to go into a wide range of careers such as:

  • Social Researcher
  • Civil Servant
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Support Engagement and Legacies Manager
  • Ethnographer
  • Council Member
  • Outreach Worker
  • Marketing Officer
  • Academic, Professor or Researcher


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.

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