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Masters in Anthropology

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More information about the Anthropology discipline

The field of anthropology is also known as the scientific are of humanity studies and explores similarities and divergence between human beings and animals. Moreover, anthropology deals with the origins, biologic features, social and physical factors, as well as cultural characteristics of human beings.

Anthropology has four sub-disciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and cultural anthropology. Despite many similarities between each sub-discipline, the different analysis, techniques and models are used. Cognitive science, ethnic studies and global studies were derived from anthropology as additional disciplines. Anthropology tends to be highly empirical and basically focuses on holistic phenomena. The field also pays a huge attention to cultural aspects and ethnographic research. Graduates can work as university teachers, community development workers, journalists, social workers, human resources managers, race relations workers, international organization administrators, charity officers, museum education officers and etc.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Anthropology

    Our MA program provides students with a broad knowledge of anthropological theory and research methods. Students build their research and writing skills in their graduate courses, culminating in the preparation of a significant piece of scholarly writing, which constitutes their MA thesis.

  • Master in Classics

    Stanford Classics offers an intellecturally vibrant and broadly transdisciplinary exploration of the ancient Mediterranean world. M.A. students specialize in literature, history, archaeology, or philosophy and the history of science; their training combines core skills and methods with innovative and theoretically informed approaches.

  • Master in Sociocultural Anthropology

    The Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology program offers students an opportunity to develop a strong theoretical foundation in the field of anthropology, and to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department of Anthropology through workshops, talks, and other programs.

  • Master in Philosophy

    Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy.

  • Master in Antropologia

    O Mestrado em Antropologia confere uma formação solidamente fundada no processo de desenvolvimento da disciplina, num permanente confronto criativo face aos desafios da contemporaneidade e com propostas essenciais para a compreensão do mundo em que vivemos.

  • Master in The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

    Are you an occupational therapist? And are you looking for knowledge and competences that will develop your practice further? With the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy you will acquire the know-how to develop the quality of your practice.

  • Master in Sustainable Heritage Management

    The MA programme in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the competences needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage management. Working with cultural and natural heritage means taking responsibility for the links between humanity and its past. But heritage is also an integral part of the present, and a resource for the future.

  • Master in Anthropology - Visual Anthropology

    The study of anthropology deals with all social and cultural aspects of human relations. Our MSc in Anthropology programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain relevant qualifications to meet complex challenges in a globalised world. It equips students with a wide understanding of cultural and social differences and their influence on people’s livelihood as well as on international relations and conflicts.

  • Master in Anthropology - Global Studies and Development

    The study of anthropology deals with all social and cultural aspects of human relations. Our MSc in Anthropology programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain relevant qualifications to meet complex challenges in a globalised world. It equips students with a wide understanding of cultural and social differences and their influence on people’s livelihood as well as on international relations and conflicts.

  • Master in Msc in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography

    Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography is a track within the MSc in Anthropology programme. Grounded in anthropological theory, this track gives students the analytical tools to understand the complex problems of global health. It investigates the role of biomedicine at all levels of society, from the individual to the global. Using the concept glocal – the encounter between globalisation and localisation – we point our attention towards the unfolding of biomedicine and biotech sciences in dynamic global–local interlinkages.

  • Master in Techno-Anthropology

    The masters programme in Techno-Anthropology combines competence in carrying out anthropological studies of techno-science cultures with technological insight. You deal with collaboration between technical experts in different settings and other stakeholder groups, e.g. consultancy firms, R&D departments at multinational companies, advisory bodies, international organisations, public institutions, think tanks, NGOs, or universities.



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