Masters in Anthropology

Anthropology captures the particularities of human beings and animals, such as the origins, biologic features, social and physical characteristics. This study of humankind aims to understand the existence of the human species throughout history.

Students who enrol in a Master degree in anthropology can specialize in archaeology and biological, linguistic and cultural anthropology. During the programme, they will have the chance to research through techniques and models that also show results in cognitive science and ethnic studies. While in Europe archaeology is seen as an independent discipline, in the U.S.A. it is considered a branch of anthropology.

Anthropology can be applied to any field of the human culture, including family, economy, symbolism, socialism and food customs. Graduates of a Master’s programme in anthropology may continue their research with careers in social science or can find jobs in the public and private sector. Many of the anthropologists built careers as charity officers, market researchers, community development workers, journalists or human resources managers.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Spatial Designs and Society M.Sc. Spatial Designs and Society
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 24,600
  • 24 months

Two year full-time Master/MSc program in English - Spatial Designs and Society. Students are taught by internationally recognized geographers and anthropologists from the UK, Canada and Denmark at Roskilde University.

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Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography M.A. Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Social Anthropology with Visual Ethnography from the University of Kent offers a unique opportunity to explore traditional and experimental means of using visual and audio-visual media to research, represent and produce anthropological knowledge.

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Humanities M.A. Humanities
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 21,314
  • 24 months

The Master Programme in the Humanities from Uppsala University provides you with the tools needed to better understand encounters between peoples, cultures and societies, in past societies as well as in today’s globalised world. With a focus on theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities, as well as on more practical skills and competences pertinent to professional careers, you will graduate with a Master of Arts.

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Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc) M.A. Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

Environmental Anthropology is an interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment and how they manage natural resources and hazards. You can study the Environmental Anthropology (MA, MSc) at the University of Kent.

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Anthropology (MA, MSc) M.A. Anthropology (MA, MSc)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives.

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Sociology and Social Anthropology M.A. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 10 months

The primary goal of the Sociology and Social Anthropology program at Central European University (CEU) is to enable students to deepen and broaden their knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social pheonomena, structures and processes.

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Anthropology M.Sc. Anthropology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen is a two-year degree programme taught in English. The aim is to provide theoretically based higher education with thematic and regional specialisation as well as experience in research methodology including data acquisition and cultural analysis.

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Anthropology M.A. Anthropology
  • Any time
  • National $ 2,020
  • International $ 2,020
  • 24 months

Through this Anthropology program, the Department of Anthropology upholds The New School’s commitment to critical social inquiry. Since its inception in 1971, the department has fostered cutting-edge empirical, historical, and ethnographic scholarship. Long committed to the interdisciplinary breadth necessary for innovative research, the department builds on its close relations with the entire faculty of The New School for Social Research and of the university as a whole.

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Anthropology and Archaeology Master Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 25,500
  • International $ 25,500
  • Not specified

Explore human cultures and societies, and gain a deep understanding of our global complexities and their implications on the human experience. The Anthropology and Archaeology degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology M.A. Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,400 per year
  • 12 months

The programme combines the analysis of cultural differences with a critical perspective on global development. In the course of the programme, fieldwork abroad is an option.

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Anthropology and Development Studies M.Sc. Anthropology and Development Studies
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 9,432 per year
  • 12 months

Radboud University’s unique Master's programme in Anthropology and Development studies is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies. The Master’s programme gives you a multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant current local and global issues. It includes subjects like health, environment, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks.

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