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 Spatial Designs and Society, M.Sc.
  • 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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Techno-Anthropology Techno-Anthropology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 8,600 per year
  • 24 months

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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Anthropology Anthropology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Anthropology programme at Aarhus University provides you with a thorough foundation in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of ethnographic approaches to the study of cultures and societies around the world, and a strong grounding in research methods and their interface with contemporary practices.

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Anthropology and Development Studies Anthropology and Development Studies, M.Sc.
  • 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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Humanities Humanities, M.A.
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 20,800
  • 24 months

The Master Programme in the Humanities at 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. Specializations: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Heritage & Sustainability and Musicology.

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Cultural Antropology: Sustainable Citizenship Cultural Antropology: Sustainable Citizenship, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 12 months

The Master’s degree programme in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship from Utrecht University will train you to work as an academic professional. Along with classic methods and skills, the programme allows you to acquire applied and practice-focused skills, enabling you to flexibly switch between or integrate scientific theory and anthropological professional practice.

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Sociology and Social Anthropology, with an Optional Specialization in Global and Urban Studies Sociology and Social Anthropology, with an Optional Specialization in Global and Urban Studies, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that focuses on the relationship between global processes and cities, particularly on how political, economic, and social structures interact on the urban, local and global scale. Students may specialize in urban and global studies. The Two-Year MA program in Sociology and Social Anthropology, with optional specialization in Global and Urban Studies programme is offered by the Central European University (CEU).

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Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies, M.A.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

This interdisciplinary Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies programme from SOAS, University of London brings together anthropological, art historical and archaeological perspectives to explore the interconnecting fields of museums, heritage and material culture studies. The MA disprivileges Western museum and heritage discourses and practices, and explores tangible and intangible cultural heritage as spheres of global interaction.

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Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 24 months

The Master's Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation from Utrecht University prepares you for a research career, in academia (including further PhD training), in other research institutes or in private companies. On the foundation of your Bachelor’s degree, this Master’s programme trains you to operate as a qualified cultural anthropologist.

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Anthropology of Education and Globalisation Anthropology of Education and Globalisation, M.A.
  • Any time
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation at Aarhus University is unique in offering an in-depth understanding of the ways in which education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in different contexts – across national and cultural boundaries.

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Violence, Conflict and Development Violence, Conflict and Development, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 10,470 per year
  • International £ 17,895 per year
  • 12 months

The Violence, Conflict and Development programme from SOAS, University of London attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science.

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