Cultural Diversity In An Interconnected World
Despite strong globalization forces, social and cultural sameness don’t increase. Power tensions and violent conflicts continue to persist and even erupt. Why? To answer that question, we need an anthropological analysis of the relation between cultural diversity and power within the process of sociocultural transformation. The Master's program in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation equips you with the knowledge and skills to make this analysis.
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.
Several courses offer an interdisciplinary setting, in which you can explore topics that relate not only to anthropology but also to e.g. political sociology, social justice, and psychology.
The research program is firmly embedded in local, national and international research contexts, demonstrated through external professorial appointments and national and international collaboration. The research program Sovereignty and Social Contestation participates in the university’s research focus area of Cultures, Citizenship, and Human Rights. Research and Ph.D. training are situated in the KNAW-accredited research school CERES. Courses are taught by staff members with strong international reputations and standing, such as Dr. Cristina Grasseni, Dr. Kees Koonings, Prof. Ivan Komproe, Dr. Hans de Kruijf, Dr. Geert Mommersteeg, Dr. Martijn Oosterbaan, Prof. Ton Robben and Dr. Gerdien Steenbeek.
This program was rated as the best Master’s Program out of a total of thirteen MA programs in anthropology and development studies.
The Master in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation prepares you for a research career, in academia ((including further Ph.D. training), in other research institutes or in private enterprises. From the foundation of your Bachelor’s degree, this Master’s program trains you to operate as a qualified cultural anthropologist. As a science practitioner, you'll develop the academic skills and knowledge necessary to initiate and develop groundbreaking research on the relationship between cultural diversity and power within the process of sociocultural transformation. Being educated at Utrecht University makes sure that you are equipped with a strong methodological basis. If you wish to have a career that is less focused on research, then the Master's program in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship might interest you. The substantive focus of this program is on citizenship in relation to a sustainable environment, while the Master in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation focuses on the issue of power and (violent) conflict and the state.
Statutory fee - 2018-2019: € 2,060 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 10,512 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 15,575 (non EU/EEA). For more details see the institution's website.
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Last updated December 11, 2017