Master's Thesis in Social and Cultural Anthropology


Course Objective

Students end the Master's program by writing a Master's thesis.

Course Content

During the last three months of the Master's program (April-June),
students write up their Master's thesis, in which analyze their
empirical data and link it up with anthropological theory. Throughout
this period students receive supervision from their individual
supervisors. Besides that, they participate in thesis writing seminars,
also called Graduate seminars (GS). Graduate seminars are workshops and
lectures that guide them through the writing process of their their
thesis, till the day of submission of their finalized version. GS will
complement the supervision that you receive from your supervisor(s) and
will assist you in incorporating their views during your writing

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Master's thesis (100%).
Attendance and participation in the graduate seminar is mandatory. In
all parts a pass must be achieved.

Entry Requirements

Only after passing the subjects of period 1 and 2 and Field Research.


Writing for Academic Success, Second Edition, by Gail Craswell and Megan
Poore (text book)
Revisiting the boundaries between ethnography and fiction, by Didier
Fassin Anthropology as irony and philosophy, or the knots in simple
ethnographic projects by Michael Carrithers
That's enough about ethnography! By Tim Ingold
Thinking through fieldwork by Judith Okely

Target Audience

Students in the Master Social and Cultural Anthropology.

General Information

Course Code S_MTsca
Credits 18 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. Y. Saramifar
Examiner dr. Y. Saramifar
Teaching Staff dr. G. Sinatti
dr. Y. Saramifar

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture