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Master

Cultural and Social Anthropology: Applied Anthropology (track)

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Do you want to do anthropology in collaboration with partners outside the university like governments, companies, and NGOs? Are you interested in helping these organisations tackle a wide range of issues, such as: How can museums diversify their visitors? How can the municipality support bottom-up green initiatives better? Or how can care homes foster shared decision making? In Applied anthropology we let students do in-depth fieldwork and translate their findings to non-academic audiences.

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Do you want to know more about Applied Anthropology? You can visit our online open day page any time to delve into this study programme. Watch videos, talk to students and deepen your knowledge. Or sign up for an online event or open day.

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Study programme

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.
What is Applied Anthropology?

Dr Laurens Bakker explains Applied Anthropology in this video.

Academic staff

The Programme Director of the MSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology is Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja.

Careers

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.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc MSc Cultural and Social Anthropology
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission
Starts in September
CROHO code 66614