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.
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.
We provide a distinctive programme in which:
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.
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.
|Degree programme||MSc Cultural and Social Anthropology|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|