Social and Cultural Anthropology


General aim of the Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology is to provide students with advanced knowledge, insight, skills and attitudes in the field of anthropology, with special knowledge of anthropological perspectives on mobility, beliefs and belonging. Graduates are trained to apply with considerable degree of self-reliance anthropological theories and concepts to concrete issues of cultural diversity, social complexity or international inequality and development. In doing so they have ample attention for the articulation of and interaction between local, national and global processes. Graduates are able to contribute to formulating policies if and when these issues are defined as societal problems, and will reflect critically on the different positions and interests of the actors involved in their contribution to the quest for possible solutions. Using a holistic point of view, graduates will relate social, economic and political aspects to cultural, religious and identity dimensions. Graduates are trained in doing anthropological field research and are aware of the place of anthropology within the social sciences and on social research methods. The programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology prepares students for a start of a career in an academic profession, including policy making in institutions of the multicultural society, international development cooperation, consultancy on cultural diversity in organizations, museum work, journalism, or in the academic world.


Level Master
Language English
Duration 1 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 60 EC
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences