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53 Masters Programs in Anthropology 2021

Anthropology is a discipline that involves the study of humans. Typically, human societies of the past and present are looked at to gain an understanding of the many aspects of humankind.

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco , USA

The master of arts program in Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activism and social justice. We recogni ... +

The master of arts program in Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activism and social justice. We recognize social movements as a key location of knowledge production alongside that of the university. The mission of the M.A. program is to generate a dialogue among agents active in these two locations of knowledge production. Our intention is to establish a particular kind of institutional space where social movement activists immersed in organizing would meet scholars primarily engaged in theoretical work. The program, inspired in part by the vision of the Popular University of Social Movements, proposed by the Portuguese academic and activist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, is envisioned as a space of translation of academic and grassroots knowledge and experiences, produced in the encounter among social scientists, artists, and activists from the Bay Area. The M.A. in Anthropology and Social Change provides students with an opportunity to simultaneously engage with the world of prefigurative social struggles and with the world of social science and radical theory. As our program is located in an area that is unique in terms of diversity and richness of social struggles, we encourage students to establish a relationship with local social justice groups, organizations, movements, and campaigns. Activist research with a focus on concrete utopia makes this investigative experience rewarding both for students and for the local community. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
15 Feb 2021
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest , Hungary

The general goal of the program is to give relevant knowledge to students about the common universal human characteristics and values in their diverse and complex manifestatio ... +

The general goal of the program is to give relevant knowledge to students about the common universal human characteristics and values in their diverse and complex manifestations from the perspective of cultural anthropology. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands

The MSc in Ecology and Evolution is a combination of in-depth training and the opportunity for designing a tailor-made program in ecology and evolution. In our program, studen ... +

The MSc in Ecology and Evolution is a combination of in-depth training and the opportunity for designing a tailor-made program in ecology and evolution. In our program, students form collaborative cohorts and frequently interact with their supervisors & teachers. They also receive coaching from a personal mentor. They can participate in a broad spectrum of research projects, tailored to the individual preferences of the student, ranging from microbes to whales, and from molecules to ecosystems. Research can be conducted in the field or in the lab and theoretically as well as experimentally. There are also opportunities to conduct fieldwork in diverse environments (on all five continents), including the nearby Wadden Sea (on the UNESCO World Heritage list) and the arctic regions. We offer a double degree for the track Evolutionary Biology with the universities of Uppsala, Montpellier or Munich. Besides that, our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and GELIFES is the home of the 2014 Spinoza Prize winner, Theunis Piersma. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 

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Utrecht University
Utrecht , Netherlands

This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the C ... +

This two-year Master has a strong international focus, and it introduces you to the complex interplay of cultural diversity and power in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. You’ll conduct ethnographic fieldwork abroad. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden , Netherlands +9 More

The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to situate ... +

The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology focuses on the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide and how to situate them within the complex global challenges of diversity, sustainability, and digitalization. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The New School

The MA in Anthropology is a 30 credit program combining the theoretical and methodological foundations of social and cultural anthropology with an emphasis on the critical exp ... +

The MA in Anthropology is a 30 credit program combining the theoretical and methodological foundations of social and cultural anthropology with an emphasis on the critical exploration of how ethnographic sensibilities matter in the world today. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense , Denmark

This Master’s program is a response to the growing global demand for anthropological insights which can be used strategically when navigating global and local markets. Being t ... +

This Master’s program is a response to the growing global demand for anthropological insights which can be used strategically when navigating global and local markets. Being true to the heritage of anthropology, you will learn about and engage in ethnographic fieldwork. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø , Norway

The Department of Social Science offers a two-year full-time Master's program in Visual Anthropology. This program aims to teach students how to produce knowledge about people ... +

The Department of Social Science offers a two-year full-time Master's program in Visual Anthropology. This program aims to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The program combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking, and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording, and editing. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Latvia
Riga , Latvia

The programme offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends.

The programme offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen , Netherlands

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology ... +

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politology, economics and geography. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid , Spain

Physical Anthropology is a Knowledge Area within Biological Sciences that studies human diversity and its closest relatives, non-human primates. Its main objective is to provi ... +

Physical Anthropology is a Knowledge Area within Biological Sciences that studies human diversity and its closest relatives, non-human primates. Its main objective is to provide a comprehensive vision of the mechanisms that generate variability in its evolutionary, ecological, ontogenetic and gender aspects, a vision that also allows us to assess the biological consequences of recent environmental change (including that related to value systems and behaviors) on biological processes and patterns of health and disease in human populations. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2021
01 Feb 2021
Campus
 
ESPM – Brasil
São Paulo , Brazil

The course will provide a solid theoretical basis in Behavioral Economics, enabling participants to use the concepts and main tools in this field of research in companies, adv ... +

The course will provide a solid theoretical basis in Behavioral Economics, enabling participants to use the concepts and main tools in this field of research in companies, advertising agencies, banks, consultancy, among others. -
Master
Part-time
4 semesters
Portuguese
Online
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence , USA

There may be no greater calling than working to improve the lives of children and families. UNA's M.S. in Family Studies offers students the opportunity to advance their caree ... +

There may be no greater calling than working to improve the lives of children and families. UNA's M.S. in Family Studies offers students the opportunity to advance their careers without ever stepping foot on campus. Even if you are already working full time, managing family responsibilities, or living out of state, you can fit our fully online program into your schedule. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas , Lithuania

Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a med ... +

Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews , United Kingdom

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception provides training for postgraduate research into the anthropology of human creativity, art, material culture and visual expression ... +

The MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception provides training for postgraduate research into the anthropology of human creativity, art, material culture and visual expression. It takes perception as its starting point and draws on themes extending across the subject boundaries between art and anthropology. -
Master
Full-time
English
06 Sep 2021
11 Aug 2021
Campus
 

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