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2 Master of Science Programs in Social Anthropology

Master of Science (or MSc) is a postgraduate degree earned after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. The studies usually focus on the scientific aspect of a specific subject. Earning this degree often requires students to write a thesis. What is an MSc in Social Anthropology? Generally, the program focuses on how people in societies live. The key areas that are usually emphasized are behavior, va… Read more

Master of Science (or MSc) is a postgraduate degree earned after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. The studies usually focus on the scientific aspect of a specific subject. Earning this degree often requires students to write a thesis.

What is an MSc in Social Anthropology? Generally, the program focuses on how people in societies live. The key areas that are usually emphasized are behavior, values, motivation and social organization. The curriculum may employ anthropological research theories and methods to better understand how people function in society. The coursework may examine issues such as religion, gender, kinship and development. Some programs include the student observation of state bureaucracies and the creation of social systems. The learning module could combine classes, tutorials and lectures, and research may be conducted in the field and the library.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Social Anthropology usually have strong oral communication and presentation skills, which can be helpful in a wide range of careers. Additionally, they may develop good time management that can help them balance the demands in their personal life.

The fees and costs for an MSc in Social Anthropology vary from one school to another. Prospective students are encouraged to research institutions to find the best fit for their academic goals.

Entry into a doctoral anthropology program is a common career move for some graduates. However, there are graduates of an MSc in Social Anthropology who obtain employment after graduation. The development of project management and communication skills can transfer to a variety of career fields. The employment could include job titles such as journalist, college professor, researcher, museum education director, urban planner, biographer or cultural artifact specialist. Graduates may land work with governments, non-governmental organizations, development agencies, private companies and non-profit corporations.

Many Master of Science in Social Anthropology programs are accessible via internet. Online classes are ideal for students who prefer the convenience of distance learning. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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KU Leuven
Leuven , Belgium

Anthropology studies the socializing, meaning-making and world-building practices of humans in different places, networks and settings, all around the world. Social and cultur ... +

Anthropology studies the socializing, meaning-making and world-building practices of humans in different places, networks and settings, all around the world. Social and cultural anthropologists study social processes from the perspectives of the actors involved. Combining an insider's and an outsider's point of view, anthropologists actively engage and theorize the differences and similarities between people across the globe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund , Sweden

This Master’s programme is strongly research-based. It combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. The programme applies deep and ... +

This Master’s programme is strongly research-based. It combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. The programme applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole. It provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies, but which also is valuable for advanced work as a policy or operational officer in organisations and activities at different levels. The programme also provides students with broadened theoretical perspectives, expanded knowledge of qualitative methodology, skills to adapt to changing working life and the ability to contribute to development in society and working life. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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