Humanities - Cultural Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Cultural anthropology aims at providing a better understanding of people — why they are who they are and do what they do; how they think; how they talk, eat, fight, love; and how they organise themselves socially, politically, and in relation to things like gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and inequality. The Humanities - Cultural Anthropology programme is offered at Uppsalla University.

About

The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Cultural Anthropology, provides you with professional, analytical capacities based in ethnographic methods in areas such as international development and humanitarian assistance, migration, multiculturalism, journalism and media, tourism, museums and exhibitions. It also gives you a solid basis for pursuing a research career in Anthropology.

The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Cultural Anthropology, has a duration of two academic years and leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Cultural Anthropology as the main field of study. However, it is also possible for you to graduate after one academic year with a Master of Arts (60 credits) in Cultural Anthropology. The vast majority of students choose to carry out two years of studies.

The one-year programme provides in-depth knowledge of theory and method in anthropology, and includes the opportunity to complete a minor anthropological fieldwork.

The two-year programme broadens and further deepens your anthropological competence by giving you the opportunity to take additional courses in Cultural Anthropology or other relevant disciplines; to take applied anthropology courses; to carry out internships in Sweden or abroad; or to study at another university for one semester.

The Humanities - Cultural Anthropology programme is offered at Uppsalla University.

Career

This programme provides you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as international development and humanitarian assistance, migration, multiculturalism, journalism and media, tourism, museums and exhibitions. It also gives you a solid basis for pursuing a research career in Anthropology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory 
  • Anthropological Research Method

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
  • Also required is 60 credits in anthropology.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their anthropological proficiency (1-2 pages).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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