Masters Programs in Anthropology

Compare 7 Masters Programs in Anthropology

Anthropology

Questions about language, traditions, culture patterns and diversity are very popular in the modern society today, and a Master in Anthropology deals with them beautifully. The qualities to outline the borders of Anthropology are vast, and there are many sub-fields and further branches that overlap and result in fascinating interdisciplinary studies. Biological, Physical, Social, and Cultural Anthropology as well as Anthropological Linguistics are the examples that demonstrate the diversity of the available Master in Anthropology programs one would like to consider.

Master in Anthropology programs are not only about language, culture and traditions but also about preserving artifacts for future generations in museums, for instance. Programs like Master in Culture Study or Master in Social Anthropology explore the nature of human communication, as well as linguistic and cultural changes that occur across time and space. A Master in Anthropology will give anyone great opportunities to travel and communicate with people all around the world, explore art and solve puzzles and mysteries that at times are more thrilling than a first-rate detective story!

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Master's in Cultural and Social Anthropology

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, the transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building, and nation. [+]

Masters in Anthropology.

The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, the transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building, and nation.

The program provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological basis with which to critically explore a variety of pressing issues in (post)modern society. Through lectures, seminars, and independent reading, students gain knowledge in social, and specifically anthropological, theory. A variety of compulsory and optional courses help students to develop a thoroughly anthropological approach to the themes of self and agency, gender, state and power, borders/migration, consumerism, art/performance. Working with texts is accompanied by ethnographic fieldwork whereby students not only advance their skills of data gathering but also learn to test and creatively develop their theoretical frameworks.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Tarragona Portugal Tomar France Bordeaux Barcelona + 5 more

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Master of Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage... [-]


Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master SCA enables students to develop and strengthen their research capabilities while anchoring in the theoretical paradigm of human security. The program explores issues such as poverty and migration, sustainable development, religion, and identity. [+]

Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Are you interested in Anthropology and topics like development aid, culture, identity, religion and sustainable development? Do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ program Social and Cultural Anthropology could be just what you are looking for. Millions of people worldwide live in poverty and war. How do they give meaning to their existence and what strategies do they use to reach a better standard of living and a sense of freedom? Migration seems to be the last resort for desperate people. What do refugees and persons seeking asylum find in their new home country and in what way are they welcomed by the local peoples?... [-]


MSc in Social Anthropology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree. It applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole. [+]

Programme overview

The MSc in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree.

The programme combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. The MSc in Social Anthropology applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole.

The programme provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies but which is also of considerable value for advanced work as a policy or operational officer in organisations and activities at different levels.

Furthermore, the programme provides students with broadened theoretical perspectives, expanded knowledge of qualitative methodology, skills to adapt to a changing working life and ability to contribute to the development of society and working life.... [-]


Master in Social Anthropology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

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. [+]

Access Requirements

The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities.

Unique Features

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.

Certificate in Intercultural Understanding (Southern Illinois University, USA)

An international cooperation between VMU and Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers an op­portunity for MA in Social Anthropology students to attain the SIU Certificate in Intercultural Understanding. Students may complete the 24 ECTS credits of the Module of Study in Intercul­tural Understanding offered by the Department of Anthropology, SIU, by taking a total of four courses given at VMU campus as part of their degree studies. The Certificate from SIU is issued alongside their Master degree from VMU.... [-]


Master in Cultural Dimension of the Arctic

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Arkhangelsk

The program provides extensive training in the field of the cultural studies of the Arctic, whilst encouraging students to design, to analyze, to research in the sphere of cultural dynamics of the Arctic region, comparative studies and global studies, to create the scientific and practical innovative projects aimed on the system solution of issues in the field of preservation and representation of traditional forms of culture, cultural policy implementation in the field of the maintenance of ethnocultural diversity and pluralism in the Arctic region. [+]

MISSION OF THE MASTER PROGRAM “CULTURAL DIMENSION OF THE ARCTIC” is to create knowledge system about fundamental principles and regularities of processes and mechanisms of development and creation of cultural images of the Arctic, their scientific, philosophical, religious and mythological, art reconstruction, representation, interpretation, and broadcasting in modern society. The program will contribute to steady life support and activity of indigenous ethnic groups, preservation of ethnocultural diversity in the Arctic region.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF MAIN COURSES

Technologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. The Arctic as a special territory of heritage. Reserved ethnocultural landscapes of the Arctic. Traditional cultural practices of inhabitants of the Arctic region. Ethnocultural self-identification of indigenous people of the Arctic in the changing world: traditional values and modernization. Art development of the Arctic. Arctic art. Contemporary cultural practices: the Arctic tourism, ethno-art, design. Preservation and actualization of cultural heritage in the Arctic (historical and cultural monuments, objects of sea heritage, memorable places of polar expeditions; mentality, traditions, folklore). ... [-]

Master in Anthropology and Sociology

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. [+]

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. The programme aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration, as well as identity politics.

Master in Anthropology and Sociology

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]