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|Application deadline:||15 March|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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 peoples livelihood as well as on international relations and conflicts.
Three different tracks in English
The MSc in Anthropology programme has five different tracks, of which the following three are provided in English:
a) General Anthropology
b) Anthropology: Global Studies and Development
c) Eye and mind experimental Vvisual anthropology
a) The General Anthropology track concentrates on modern anthropological theories, themes and the most recent debates in anthropology. On this track, students can combine themes from the other tracks. This track is for students with a broad interest in the diversity of anthropological subjects and ethnographic case studies, covering themes such as culture, consumption and identity, and morality in anthropology. Thus, this track leads to a wide range of career opportunities.
b) The Global Studies and Development track provides an introduction to theories and theoretical debates on globalisation and development. It includes a variety of themes such as culture and religion in a global perspective, environmental conflicts and management of resources, ethnic conflicts and fragile states, democratisation, alleviation of poverty, gender and development, as well as several case studies from different regions of the world. This track offers a critical insight into problems related to globalisation and development aid and policy and prepares you for employment within these fields.
C) The Eye and Mind track provides students with practical and theoretical skills to engage in visual anthropological debates about the workings of human imagination and perception in diverse cultural settings. Students learn to apply audio-visual and new social media as a participatory research method and as a means of analytic expression through hands-on workshops in the production of anthropological film, photography, and exhibitions. Emphasis is on the dialectics between sensation, emotion, and imagination in human life.
Testing theory in practice
The opportunity to do anthropological fieldwork or an internship in a company or organisation in Denmark or abroad is vital to the programme and provides students with an opportunity to try out anthropological methodology and theories in practice.
In addition to the regular courses, we arrange master classes three or four times a semester. The classes consist of free and informal discussion based on a specific text and/or a brief presentation given by a member of the academic staff, a guest lecturer or a student.
A variety of career paths
The MSc in Anthropology provides students with valuable methodological tools and core competencies in cultural understanding and social analysis. Anthropologists pursue many different career paths, including teaching, project management, development projects and consultancy and analysis work in both the public and private sectors.
There are four different tracks in the Masters degree in anthropology, two of of which are taught in English.
* General Anthropology (both Danish and English)
* Global Studies and Development (English)
* Innovation, Organisation and Work Anthropology (Danish)
* Health and Welfare Anthropology (Danish)
1. General Anthropology (both Danish and English)
The track builds on a classical, anthropological approach to the study of man as a social and cultural being and the way people interact with each other. The structure of this track allows you to specialise in topics that interest you. This could be a specific topic, for example integration, visual culture, religion and politics or change processes, or you can specialise in the cultural issues relating to a specific area such as East Africa, North America or South East Asia.
You acquire a basic cultural understanding that enables you to analyse complex social and societal issues in a globalised world, cutting across genders, generations, ethnical groups and other divides.
2. Global Studies and Development (English)
This track, which is taught in English, focuses on globalisation and development. The topics you study include the relationship between globalisation, poverty, environment and conflicts and the role culture and cultural differences play in development processes and conflicts.
As a student, you get an opportunity for in-depth study of complex social issues and processes in a global perspective. Theoretical discussions combined with empirical examples teach you to use your academic competences in global development work and to solve cultural conflicts.
3. Innovation, Organisation and Work (in Danish)
Culture also exists behind a companys closed doors. If you are interested in the social and cultural aspects of companies, organisations and in work contexts, this track will give you the tools to study innovation and creativity, work, identity and integration as well as the culture of companies and organisations.
A company has its own cultural practice; its own discourse and social structure, and a companys culture is affected by its material objects and feelings and the language spoken in the workplace. As a student of this track, you study these aspects and acquire skills that improve your chances of employment in the Danish and international business community as well as within the government and the municipalities.
4. Health and Welfare (in Danish)
The perception of what a good life is and the understanding of health vary from one cultural context to another. In other words, health and welfare are expressed and practised differently in different societies. If you are interested in how individuals and social groups perceive and define welfare and health, and do so differently in different cultural contexts, this track is for you.
You study the importance of social structures for the way the health sector is organised and discuss what sickness, life and normality are, based on an understanding of anthropological welfare research. As a student you become able to analyse issues within areas such as health education and health policy, the experiences of patients and the quality of life, and you may end up working with project and development work, teaching, or consultancy work in the health sector.
The following Bachelor's degree programmes qualify the student for admission to the Master's degree programme in anthropology:
* A Bachelors degree in anthropology from Aarhus University (AU) or University of Copenhagen (KU).
* A Bachelor"s degree with at least 45 ECTS-points (i.e. 75 % of a full-time academic year of study) within anthropology or sociology.
The Board of Studies carries out an individual assessment as to whether applicants with qualifications other than the above have the academic qualifications required for their application to be given equal status.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||560|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||83|
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