Masters Programs in Anthropology

Compare 23 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 Programme in Archaeology - Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme:

    Project-based learning     Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra     A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors' current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality. ... [-]

Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master SCA enables students to develop and strengthen their research capabilities, while anchoring in the theoretical paradigm of human security. The... [+]

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’ programme 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 a 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?... [-]


Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Masters in Anthropology. Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students... [-]

MSSc in Child Studies

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). [+]

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. Programme description Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. The programme is hosted by the internationally renowned research department in Child Studies at Linköping University, which has conducted research in child and childhood studies since 1988. The teachers on the programme are active researchers, which... [-]

Master's Degree In Counseling And Family Mediation

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe [+]

Masters in Anthropology. Program Description The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe (R.1974 - R.1980), as well as comprehensive plans to support the family of the Spanish government and various autonomies, is a response to the complex situation that is currently the family and is configured as a specialized and interdisciplinary social service. The novelty of this official university Master (Official Title published in the Official Gazette on February 7, 2014) is offering triple degree. Based on a common basic training in both specialties, they are later articulated in accordance with the methodology, content and practices that are specific to each of them. The Family counselor It is a specialist with specific methods, helps the individual, the couple and the family, to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are appropriate and effective. When the case requires, other specialists involved. The Family mediator is a specialist with own methods, directs the mediation process and in all those conflict situations that are formed by difficulties that block processes agreement among family members. His intervention in the processes of separation or divorce promotes the collaboration of the parties in establishing agreements to facilitate compliance with their parental responsibilities and strengthening ties in the family, it helps the person, the couple and the family to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are... [-]

Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation caters to the need for skilled professionals in different areas related to development cooperation, involves many different areas, and requires specific and complex preparation and training. Our Master's degree program trains and prepares students so that they may successfully conduct their professional career in the field of International Development Cooperation. [+]

Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation has been taught at the University Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM) for sixteen years and it has been one of Comillas Pontifical University's official degree programs since the 2008-2009 academic year. The University Institute of Studies on Migration has spent the this time producing highly trained professionals to engage in the field of International Development Cooperation. Our graduates currently hold positions in public- and private-sector bodies and agencies, with plenty of example of this (see career prospects). In short, the professional careers it leads to and the interest shown by companies and society in this course justify its place among our Official Degree programs. Admission Who is it intended for? This Master's program is intended for a variety of university graduates wishing to gain further professional expertise or improve their level of specialization in the field of international development cooperation through a high-quality program in the field. This Master's program focuses on expanding professional skills as well as initiating the students in the field of research and, where applicable, enabling them to be admitted to the specific doctorate program in the field. Requirements: The admission process is open to any candidates meeting the following conditions: Holding a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; Applicants who hold a university diploma or similar will additionally be required to sit an entrance examination whose content and dates will be notified during the admission process. Having a solid academic record; Previous... [-]

MPhil in Cultural Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff committed exclusively to the teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. [+]

Masters in Anthropology. MPhil in Cultural Studies Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. For our post-graduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should... [-]

MA/MSc in Environmental Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. [+]

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. The Masters programme in Environmental Anthropology aims to offer you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of how different societies are influenced by the environment and manage natural resources and hazards, in relation to issues in human ecology, biodiversity management, sustainable development, environmental change and the practical applications of such knowledge. The aims include ensuring that as a graduate you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical or other applied research, to allow you to pursue work as a researcher or to inform whatever position you take up in the future. It is expected that such work might be undertaken in conjunction with a range of organisations including national or international environmental bodies, governmental departments, and non-governmental organisations. Our Anthropology research degree allows you to specialise in Environmental Anthropology. Doctoral degrees usually require three to four years of preparation, fieldwork and writing. Research students often forge independent linkages with overseas institutions, while many work with the numerous research fellows and staff in several research centres in the department, particularly the new Centre for Biocultural Diversity, and with our various partners, such as the Institute for Ecology in Bandung, Indonesia, the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, the Global Diversity Foundation. Course Structure The programme is taken over one year full-time, two years part-time. In each academic year there are three terms. Teaching for... [-]

Master in Political and Cultural Geography

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. [+]

Masters in Anthropology. Master in Political and Cultural Geography The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. TWO MODULES: Space, border, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Economic and social history Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Social and spatial issues; history and epistemology of geography; methods in geography; etc. Two modules (30Credits) : Space, borders, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality Research or work placement dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Political and Cultural Geography leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Land use, spatial development and environmental management Secondary school education International careers (e.g. UN agencies, NGOs, cooperation administration) Research Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Geography with a concentration in spatial approaches, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 30-60 credits of supplementary courses. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for... [-]

Master's Degree In Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The objectives of the Master are linked to the promotion of gender equality demanded by European Community policies, national legislation and international commitments on equality and non-discrimination between women and men. In this sense, this Master takes the approach of gender mainstreaming (mainstreaming), which provides professional training and interdisciplinary research in gender studies. [+]

The objectives of the Master are linked to the promotion of gender equality demanded by European Community policies, national legislation and international commitments on equality and non-discrimination between women and men. In this sense, this Master takes the approach of gender mainstreaming (mainstreaming), which provides professional training and interdisciplinary research in gender studies. General objective Training of experts and specialists in gender analysis to identify inequalities between women and men in various aspects of social life, economic, political, aimed at achieving an egalitarian society. Objectives Professional Profile Provide theoretical knowledge to facilitate the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the various political, economic and social aspects: public policies in different (international, state, autonomous regions, municipalities) levels, education, labor, social services, public administrations. Form in the design, implementation and evaluation of public and private policies to promote equality. Provide analysis tools that enable an applied dimension of gender analysis for social intervention. Objectives Research Profile Acquisition of knowledge, conceptual and methodological tools in gender studies leading to academic specializing in gender research. Train for a transfer of knowledge in gender studies at different levels of education. Form in carrying out the research work, providing the conceptual tools suitable for this purpose. Increase the presence of gender studies at various levels of education through the presence of researchers / specialized / as in them. Recommended profile To access the official teachings of Master will be necessary to hold a Spanish official university degree. They can access the / os titled / os university... [-]

MSc in Anthropology and Development Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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, politicology, economics and geography. [+]

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, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms. 

Ambitious

The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We will also teach you to think critically and analytically and we will train you in academic and communication skills.... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Spain Tarragona Portugal Tomar France Bordeaux Barcelona + 5 more

The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in two years, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis... [+]

Inter-university Master in Classical Archaeology The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in a year and a half, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis. The course is divided into subjects with the following content: Introduction to methodology and content that is of general use for the discipline. Professional-track content. Focusing on specific research areas in the field of classical archeology. Chronological periods or concepts in classical history and archeology. There are three priority areas of specialisation: Landscape archaeology Archeology of architecture Archaeology of cultural material Students will be provided with basic, methodological, technological and advanced training. Students will also do work experience that familiarises them with fieldwork, archaeological management, research or museum management. Career opportunities Graduates are capable of working in the fields bellow: Archaeological companies and cultural industries Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities) Museums Research in universities and research centres Timetable Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening, mainly at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology. Some subjects are taught at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blended learning subjects are also taught through on the URV's and UAB's virtual campuses. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish. Occasional seminars in English, French or Italian FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Historical Evolution of the Landscape: Palaeoenvironment and GIS Drawing and Restoration Techniques for Architecture... [-]

Master in Social Anthropology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 [+]

Masters in Anthropology. 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. Competencies Acquired The MA Degree in Social Anthropology will enable the student to: - carry out empirical research based on qualitative methodology, applying participant observation and other anthropological fieldwork methods; - design and conduct research on socio-cultural encounters between different global, transnational, national, regional and local development perspectives, majority and minority interests in conditions of social change, social mobility, and multiculturalism; - address, both politically and practically, problems arising from socio-cultural differences as well as monitor stigmatized and/or marginalized and other segregated groups representing the interests of these groups in intercultural mediation; - mediate in the fields of national and international cooperation by developing strategies and... [-]

MPhil in Humanities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a PhD research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a PhD research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required. Research Foci In Humanities, our foci are Chinese economic and social history, comparative history of environment and technology, European intellectual and cultural history, and history of Sino-foreign relations, Chinese linguistics and history of Chinese language and dialects, Chinese philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism), political and moral philosophy, comparative philosophy of East and West, Chinese literature, comparative literature, animation and film studies, and cultural studies, and cultural anthropology on rural and urban South China. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English Language requirements with... [-]

Master in Human-Computer Interaction

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

In addition to the continued development of increasingly powerful and portable personal computers, a range of new artefacts is appearing, including... [+]

Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction

 

In addition to the continued development of increasingly powerful and portable personal computers, a range of new artefacts is appearing, including car navigation devices and electronic books, adding to a large number of traditional artefacts, such as cameras, phones, washing machines, and fitness equipment, all of which are IT-artefacts which include advanced information processing components.

 

The trend towards the widespread use of IT-artefacts is one of the key aspects of the so-called "digital transformation", a revolutionary transformation of our culture and society that places a heavy emphasis on information and knowledge. This trend gives rise to new phenomena of human interaction with technology and world. Computational capabilities of the interactive things we use every day, combined with powerful new communication, input, and output capabilities, provide great possibilities for human action but also create numerous problems. Realising this potential effectively and efficiently requires that the interaction between people and IT-artefacts becomes an object of study dealing with both people and technology.... [-]