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 2016
  • 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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Sociology and Social Anthropology M.A. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • 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.A. Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 830 per semester
  • International € 830 per semester
  • € 830 per semester
  • 24 months

Anthropology at Estonian Institute of Humanities is nurtured by a cosmopolitan staff whose regional research interests cover the Baltics, Scandinavia, South America, Caribbean, Turkey, India, New Zealand, and the UK. The programme aims to find new connections between disciplines and projects rely on different multi-media methods such as film, photography, sound recordings, interactive media and museum installations.

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Anthropology M.Sc. Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen is a two-year programme taught in English. The aim of the Master's Programme in Anthropology is to provide a theoretical further education with thematic and regional specialisation, as well as experience in research methodology (e.g. data acquisition and cultural description and analysis). The MSc in Anthropology culminates in a thesis, material for which is collated through fieldwork.

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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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Visual Cultural Studies M.Phil. Visual Cultural Studies
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies, offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway, you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis.

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Anthropology and Development Studies M.Sc. Anthropology and Development Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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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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Human Biology M.Sc. Human Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 16,800 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Human Biology is a highly research oriented 2-year interdisciplinary elite programme, offering advanced theoretical and experimental training within the fields of biomedical and natural sciences.

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