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Master Cultural and Social Anthropology: Applied Anthropology (track)

Pre-Master's programme

Applied Anthropology (Msc Cultural and Social Anthropology)

The Graduate School of Social Sciences offers several possibilities to make up for (slight) credit deficiencies.

Application not needed

Application to pre-Master’s programmes and courses is not needed: the Admissions Committee will assess your application for the Master's programme and decide if a pre-Master’s programme or course is needed and if it will sufficiently prepare you for entry to the Master's programme.

Online E-course      

Promising students who do not meet the entry requirements may be conditionally admitted to the programme, provided that they complete an online E-course in Basic Anthropological Theory (4 ECTS). The tuition fee for this two months long distance E-course offered in November/January and May/July is EUR 400.

Pre-Master’s programme

Promising students with a Bachelor's degree in a field related to social sciences, but without sufficient background in anthropology, may be admitted provided that they complete a pre-Master’s programme of a maximum of 30 ECTS (to a maximum of 60 ECTS) first.

Please see here for more information about the tuition fee for one of the pre-Master’s programmes.

For more information on the pre-Master’s programmes, please see here:

More information about the 28 EC pre-Master's programme

More information about the (partly in Dutch) 60 EC pre-Master's programme

E-course Qualitative Research methodology

Students with slightly insufficient background in anthropological or qualitative social science research methodology, may be admitted provided that they complete the e-course qualitative research methodology in the period prior to the Master's programme.

The tuition fee for this two months long distance E-course offered in November/January and May/July is EUR 400.

For more information on the E-course, please see here:

E-course Qualitative Research Methodology module

Graduates from universities of applied sciences (HBO)

Applicants with a higher professional Bachelor's degree obtained at a university of applied sciences (HBO) should contact the student advisor. HBO students with a relevant BA degree, preferably a BA that contains courses on analytical skills and on writing, and excellent grades might be able to enroll in the MA programme provided that they first complete our 60 EC pre-Master’s programme. Entrance to this programme is selective. The student advisor can advise you on this.

For more information on the pre-Master’s programme for HBO students, please see here:

More information about the preparatory programme for HBO students

Questions

If you still have any questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office at apply-gsss@uva.nl