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Master
Medical Anthropology and Sociology
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Study programme

Our intensive, one-year programme combines coursework and a thesis project based on your own individual fieldwork. You can choose to do research in the Netherlands or anywhere else in Europe; go to Asia, Africa or the Americas. You will design and organise your own research project, on a medical anthropological or sociological theme of your interest, with the guidance of our international academic staff.

First semester

The programme consists of four core courses and one elective course in the first semester. The core courses focus on

  • contemporary topics in medical anthropology and sociology, 
  • social science theory as applied to health issues, 
  • how to translate MAS related insights into all sorts of practices, health and development, and research design. 

Second semester

The programme is completed with a fieldwork of 8-10 weeks and a thesis in the second semester.

Social Science Switch

The Summer School Programme organises a Social Science Switch course for those trained in the natural or medical sciences. The programme enables them to develop a more holistic approach by combining their work and studies with social science theories and concepts.

Electives

Students also take one elective course in a domain of health that relates to their research interests. These Winter Programmes take place in January and are also open to other students. Students can choose between Global Mental Health by Prof. Dr. Mark Jordans, Sex, Reproduction and Development by Prof. Dr. Eileen Moyer, Materialities in Practice by Prof. Dr. Annemarie Mol or Epidemic Threats and Disasters by Dr. Danny de Vries.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Contemporary Topics in Medical Anthropology and Sociology
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    9
  • Theorising Practice, Practising Theory
    1—2
    9
  • Research Design MAS
    2—3
    9
  • MAS in Action
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    3
  • Restricted-choice electives: Winter School
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    3
  • Fieldwork MAS
    4—5
    12
  • Thesis Project MAS
    5—6
    13