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22 Masters Programs in Social Anthropology

Master’s degree programs exist to allow students who have already attained a level of professional expertise in a field to develop that expertise further. The programs reinforce and teach core competencies that define the leadership and decision-making experience necessary for advancement in the field. What is a Master in Social Anthropology? It’s an advanced degree that builds on the… Read more

Master’s degree programs exist to allow students who have already attained a level of professional expertise in a field to develop that expertise further. The programs reinforce and teach core competencies that define the leadership and decision-making experience necessary for advancement in the field.

What is a Master in Social Anthropology? It’s an advanced degree that builds on the core knowledge of anthropology gained in an undergraduate program with specific coursework in modern societies and social approaches to understanding human nature. Its focus is usually strongly built around understanding social scientific methods rather than anatomy or archaeology, and its methods are more often applied to contemporary societies, rather than isolated populations and historic social situations.

Students in these degree programs may learn to understand human interaction better, to identify the forces that influence it, and to clearly communicate their thoughts to others. These skills enrich life and career experiences directly by providing a toolbox for expressing the connections between social forces and human behavior.

There’s no one cost for degree programs in social anthropology. That’s because tuition rates tend to vary from location to location. In general, a master’s program may take two to three years of full-time study to complete, which makes it easy to predict tuition costs after looking into schools.

Social anthropology graduates are in demand for positions as local government officers in many countries. They are also quite often pursued by charities for positions as officers in nonprofit companies. International organizations also hire social anthropology graduates for international aid worker positions. It is not unusual for workers in these fields to gain experience as aid workers before rising to officer positions, either.

Finding a program that fits each student’s needs begins with a search that keeps options open. Look at online and brick-and-mortar schools, and investigate your international options. 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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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 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Gain critical thinking skills from one of the world's best universities in the discipline of social anthropology.

Gain critical thinking skills from one of the world's best universities in the discipline of social anthropology. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
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
Campus
 

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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
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master in Advanced Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology aims to provide reflection tools to analyze sociocultural reality in a complex way, emphasizing cultural div ... +

The Master in Advanced Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology aims to provide reflection tools to analyze sociocultural reality in a complex way, emphasizing cultural diversity in the framework of multiple specific social relationships (intercultural, transnational, local, political, economic, gender, etc.). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MRes in Pacific Studies examines the history, languages, cultures and varieties of the social organisation of the Pacific (Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia). The progr ... +

The MRes in Pacific Studies examines the history, languages, cultures and varieties of the social organisation of the Pacific (Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia). The programme is designed for students who have a special interest in conducting their fieldwork for an anthropology PhD in the region or because they wish to work there in some other capacity. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. The summer between the first and second year of study is spent in the region following an intensive language module. In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive South East Asian language with either MA South East Asian Studies, MA History, MA Religions of Asian and Africa, MA Medical Anthropology, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Migration and Diaspora Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 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
 
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 cult ... +

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
 
University of Oslo Faculty of Social Sciences
75, Norway

Are you interested in the causes of burning issues such as climate change, financial crises, migration, social activism and how they influence people's lives? Do you want to p ... +

Are you interested in the causes of burning issues such as climate change, financial crises, migration, social activism and how they influence people's lives? Do you want to plan your own project and conduct fieldwork in an unfamiliar setting, at home or abroad? If so, the master’s programme in Social Anthropology is the right choice for you. -
Master
English
Campus
 
Western University
Toronto, Canada

Anthropology is dedicated to documenting and understanding human beings. It takes as its starting proposition that we can only reach such an understanding by studying people w ... +

Anthropology is dedicated to documenting and understanding human beings. It takes as its starting proposition that we can only reach such an understanding by studying people wherever and whenever they have occurred and from both a cultural and biological perspective. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, USA

Immerse yourself in the study of people and their cultural behaviors, past and present, with Monmouth University’s Master of Arts in Anthropology degree. This comprehensive, 3 ... +

Immerse yourself in the study of people and their cultural behaviors, past and present, with Monmouth University’s Master of Arts in Anthropology degree. This comprehensive, 30-credit program is grounded in method and theory and provides extensive opportunities for fieldwork and internships in archaeology, cultural anthropology, cultural resource management, geographic information systems (GIS), historic preservation, and many other areas, giving you essential hands-on experience and preparing you for a career or doctoral study in anthropology. -
MA
English
 
University Of South Africa (UNISA)
Pretoria Central, South Africa

A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master's degree must complete the study program within three years. A student may make an application to the Registra ... +

A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master's degree must complete the study program within three years. A student may make an application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. -
MA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Colegio San Luis
México, Mexico

The Colegio de San Luis, AC is a CONACYT Public Research Center. Its objective is to carry out scientific research, teaching, dissemination, and academic extension activities ... +

The Colegio de San Luis, AC is a CONACYT Public Research Center. Its objective is to carry out scientific research, teaching, dissemination, and academic extension activities in the field of social sciences and humanities. The Master's Degree in Social Anthropology (MAS) offered by the Anthropological Studies Program (PEA) of El Colegio de San Luis, AC is a postgraduate program aimed at the training of researchers for the generation of anthropological knowledge, the interpretation of sociocultural dynamics, and processes, economic and political. It is a school-based, generational-opening program with a four-semester study plan that requires full-time dedication. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Applied Sociology: Social Problems is oriented towards the training of professionals specialized in the study of, and intervention in, the fundamental s ... +

The Master's Degree in Applied Sociology: Social Problems is oriented towards the training of professionals specialized in the study of, and intervention in, the fundamental social problems of contemporary society (inequalities, marginalization, exclusion, social risks, etc.) that affect to its different institutions (family, work, city, education, State, etc.) and living conditions (health, personal autonomy, resources, etc.). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus