Master's Programme in Social Anthropology, Second level, 120.0hp, Autumn 2019

Master's program in Social Anthropology (1373 Kb)

Term 1

  • History and Philosophy of Anthropological Theory, 15 credits
  • Key Themes in Contemporary Anthropology, 15 credits

Term 2

The courses on offer can vary from year to year. One or two courses may be exchanged for suitable courses in related disciplines. Students also take part in our Writing Anthropology Workshop which runs throughout their first year of study.

Examples of courses previously offered; these courses are only offered during spring terms (courses offered spring 2018 in bold):

  • Media Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Organisations, 7.5 credits
  • Medical Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Digital Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Transnational Migration, 7.5 credits
  • Sustainable Futures: New Directions in Environmental Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Anthropology of the Global Economy, 7.5 credits
  • Urban Anthropology: Cities in the Middle East, 7.5 credits

Term 3

  • Individual tutorial course, 7.5 credits
  • Anthropological Methods, 7.5 credits
  • Fieldwork, 15 credits

Term 4

  • Master's thesis, 30 credits

Schedule and courses may change.

Learning objectives

After having satisfactorily completed the programme the student should:

  • Have a profound knowledge of social anthropological theory of science, methods and theory
  • Have insight into a number of theoretical and/or regional areas of specialization
  • Have an understanding of a number of areas of specialization within applied anthropology and the demands that they make on anthropological knowledge and perspectives
  • Have prepared a social anthropological research project and carried out fieldwork
  • Have written a longer thesis based on an ethnographic field investigation
  • Be well-acquainted with and capable of academic writing


Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen/180 HE credits) in Anthropology or the equivalent in the social or cultural sciences. For English language competence, see


You can apply through The program starts in late August.

Master's Programme in Social Anthropology, Second level, 120.0hp, Autumn 2019