MSc in Anthropology

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Anthropology

Aarhus University

MSc in Anthropology

EQUIPPED FOR GLOBALISATION

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.

FOUR TRACKS IN ENGLISH

The MSc in Anthropology programme has five different tracks, of which four are provided in English: General Anthropology; Anthropology: Global Studies and Development; Eye and Mind: Experimental Visual Anthropology; and Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography.

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.


The Global Studies and Development track provides an introduction to anthropological 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, and gender and development, as well as several case-studies from different regions of the world. This track offers a critical insight into the problems related to globalisation, development aid and policy, and prepares students for employment within these fields.

The Visual Anthropology track provides students with the 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 analytical 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.


The Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography track focuses on global medical problematics. It investigates the role of biomedicine at all levels of society – from the individual to the global. For a detailed description of this track, see the individual programme page.

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

HEAD, FAMILY EAGLES, FROM GHANA

PLACE OF STUDY

Aarhus

ANNUAL TUITION FEE

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE

Others: EUR 8,000

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 24, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
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Full time
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8,000 EUR
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Denmark Aarhus
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