MSc in Anthropology – Visual Anthropology

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Anthropology – Visual Anthropology

Aarhus University

MSc 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.

The Visual Anthropology track provides students with practical and theoretical skills to take part in visual anthropological debates about the workings of human imagination and perception in diverse cultural settings. Through hands-on workshops in the production of anthropological film, photography and exhibitions, students learn to apply audiovisual and new social media as a participatory research method and as a means of analytic expression. The aim is to develop practical and conceptual sensibilities that allow students to explore and experiment with the interfaces and dialectics of human perception, emotion and imagination beyond what can be contained in words.

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. In this way students have the opportunity to try out anthropological methodology and theories in practice.

CAREER PROFILE

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 public and private sectors.

“The independence we had to write a personally selected exam topic was wonderful. It gave me time to think, and think better, so as to write a good research paper. The content and approach in the qualitative research methodology were great, useful both in and outside academia. Thematically, I have gained so much international exposure from the Global Studies and Development specialisation. As I work now, developing my own human capital development NGO, these experiences are still very, very useful.”

GEORGE SARKODIE ADU

MA in Anthropology

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Last updated February 24, 2016
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