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Discover the other Master's tracks in Cultural and Social Anthropology
We provide a distinctive programme in which:
- You learn how to present yourself as an anthropological professional to the world outside academia, as well as to employ creative ways to bring your anthropological ideas across to often non-academic audiences.
- You conduct a qualitative fieldwork in a wide range of regional, thematic and theoretical specializations that leads to an ethnographically rich and theoretically informed thesis.
Dr Laurens Bakker explains Applied Anthropology in this video.
The Programme Director of the MSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology is Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja.
Increasingly, anthropologists are hired in companies, NGOS and other institutions to conduct research and offer valuable advice. The insights and skills you gain during your research makes you well-equipped to set up and manage (research) projects, reach and communicate with different groups of people, as well as to accommodate both the wishes and demands of a partner organization with your own wishes and views as an Anthropological researcher.
Is Applied Anthropology for you?
A student specializing in Applied Anthropology does what all anthropology students in the Master’s programme do: conducting a well prepared qualitative fieldwork in a wide range of regional, thematic and theoretical specializations that leads to an ethnographically rich and theoretically informed thesis. It is crucial that you have a profound interest in the field of anthropology and that you feel like investing all your energies in wrestling with Anthropological theory and practice during this master's year.