Master in Cultural Anthropology
Welcome to the Master of Humanities in Cultural Anthropology in Uppsala! Each year our department enrolls 10-15 new students from Sweden and abroad in an exciting course of study that prepares them for professional careers as well as PhD studies. Most students choose a two-year course of study consisting of faculty-led courses, professional practice, independent fieldwork and thesis writing. There is also a possibility of finishing with a degree after one year.
The one-year degree is The One-Year Master of Humanities in Cultural Anthropology. It provides an in-depth knowledge of theory and method in anthropology, including the completion of a minor anthropological fieldwork.
The two-year degree is called The Two-Year Master of Humanities in Cultural Anthropology. It broadens the anthropological competence by including professional practice and work-oriented, courses of practical anthropology. In the following the outline of the programme is summarised.
The International Master of Humanities, Cultural anthropology Profile, has some mandatory, but opens also up for optional courses in social sciences and humanities. To be admitted to the Programme’s Cultural Anthropology profile the student must have a BA (’fil kand’) in humanities or social sciences with at least 60 Higher Education Credits (60 ECTS) in cultural or social anthropology.
The overall and general objectives of the Master in Humanities Cultural Anthropology profile are:
To provide in-depth knowledge of the history of ideas in anthropology as well as of contemporary theoretical and methodological developments;
To develop the capability to identify and formulate anthropologically relevant research problems;
To give practical experience of empirical data collection, primarily through the carrying out of a minor anthropological field study; and
To train the capacity to carry-out independent and critical analysis of anthropological research problems in the form of a scientific paper.
The master programme for students majoring in cultural anthropology includes several mandatory courses:
Thesis for a Master Degree (30 or 45, or 30+15 Hp/ECTS)
Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory (7,5 Hp/ECTS)
Anthropological Research Method (7,5 Hp/ECTS)
Anthropology in Practice, Ethnography and Multiculturalism, or a thematic anthropological course (7,5 Hp/ECTS)
Other courses are selected among the advanced courses of the Master Programme in Humanities. For students majoring in Cultural Anthropology the Programme also includes the possibility for Advanced Empirical Data Collection (7,5 Hp/ECTS), normally by means of an anthropological fieldwork.
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