The Master's programme consists of three stages: In the first phase you deepen your knowledge of anthropological theory while you design your research project, in the following phase you conduct your fieldwork and finally you write your thesis on the basis of your research material. In all three stages, you will be supervised individually by a member of the academic teaching staff.
In the first semester you’ll start with the courses Key Debates in Anthropology (8 ECTS), Designing Applied Fieldwork (12 ECTS), Tutorial groups (4EC) and make a start with your research project: Fieldwork Applied Anthropology (15 ECTS).
In the second semester you complete your Fieldwork Applied Anthropology (15 ECTS). Upon returning from ‘the field’, you will start writing your thesis. Your thesis consists of both an academic thesis as well as a report written specifically for the partner organization. One of the challenges is how to maintain the mind-shifting qualities of anthropology while making your knowledge more applicable. You will be supported in planning and writing your thesis by the course Thesis seminar Writing Applied Anthropology (6 ECTS) while receiving individual guidance from your supervisor.