MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation
NEW TWO-YEAR INTERNATIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE
Education, learning and knowledge continue to grow in importance. They are widely considered to be prime drivers of global mobility and of the processes of equal opportunity, economic development and citizenship – in the North as well as the South. The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation aims to provide students with the competencies necessary to work with the important topics of education, learning and knowledge in an increasingly globalised world.
The programme is designed for students seeking an advanced training in anthropological approaches to educational practice and process in settings as varied as educational institutions, workplaces, and civil society. The teaching faculty – who are all active researchers – promote fruitful dialogue between the anthropological and educational traditions of enquiry, resulting in new arenas of study. Using ethnographic research methods and cross-cultural comparisons, the programme analyses specific (local) practices of education and knowledge in relation to broader (global) social and cultural contexts.
The programme provides a unique platform for exploring an array of traditional and less usual educational themes and sites across the globe: childhood socialisation and education; educational migration, multiculturalism and new forms of citizenship; global educational policy processes; the production and politics of knowledge; workplace learning, leadership and governance; welfare pedagogy; and religion and education.
The programme comprises both compulsory and elective modules, a three-to-five-month period of ethnographic fieldwork, and a thesis. The programme is designed to enhance students’ social, communication and dissemination competencies and to orient their studies towards specific employment opportunities. Possible job functions include educational and developmental management, research, and consultancy tasks; possible areas of work include children and youth, multiculturalism, management and organisational culture, globalisation, policy processes; and specific forms of organisation include public institutions, private firms, and not-for-profit NGOs. Students’ understanding of practice-related research methods and ethics will qualify them to participate in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research and to work in a range of educational settings, both independently and in cooperation with others.
Education and life-long learning are of growing global importance. In educating students to embrace a global perspective with an in-depth understanding of how education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in differing settings across national and cultural boundaries, the programme is aimed at an internationally oriented labour market.
STUDY AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY – IN COPENHAGEN
Aarhus University’s Department of Education, which offers the MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation, is located in Copenhagen, on the Emdrup Campus in the northern part of the city.
“Moving 14,000 km from the sunny northern beaches of Sydney, Australia, to the cycling, ‘hyggelig’ city of Copenhagen was a bit of a shock. Everything is different! Yet the changes and differences brought new and exciting opportunities that I could never have predicted prior to departure. Never has a single year been filled with so many experiences, people and learning. Aarhus University facilitated many of these experiences, from the open and friendly classroom environment to the strong intellectual discussions with teachers. The Anthropology of Education and Globalisation course has not only deepened my knowledge regarding the content, but it has done this in an environment that, ironically, reflects exactly the content we delve into – the makings and workings of a multicultural classroom, and all that entails.”
Student, MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation
PLACE OF STUDY
ANNUAL TUITION FEE
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: EUR 8,000
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Last updated February 24, 2016