Academic year 2022–2023: education and COVID-19
Our education activities will take place on campus when possible, and only online when necessary. All students should therefore expect that they will need to be on campus.
Below, you will find an overview of courses from the current academic year of this Master's. This overview is meant to give you an idea of what to expect.
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Below, you will find an overview of courses from the current academic year of this Master's. This overview is meant to give you an idea of what to expect. The course offer may change in the coming academic year.
Three course clusters
The curriculum is organised into three course clusters; Theory, Methodology and Research.
Theory course cluster
These courses will make you familiar with current anthropological theories. After finishing the cluster, you’ll have in-depth knowledge of the core concepts of the programme Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation;
You will learn how to use theory to analyse empirical data, while being aware of the importance of scientific integrity and professional ethics.
Methodology course cluster
You will be given an overview of anthropology’s principal research methods:
- Participant observation
- Life histories
- Ethnographic interviewing
- Ethnographic audio-visual and digital media
You will also learn how to develop a research design attuned to current theoretical debates. Particular attention is paid to the ethics of fieldwork.
Research course cluster
This cluster consists of:
- Two courses: Integration of Theory and Data Analysis and MSc Thesis Writing Seminar
- Ethnographic Methods and Research Design I
- Ethnographic Methods and Research Design II
- Ethnographic fieldwork
- Master’s thesis
Your thesis completes the empirical research cycle and constitutes the final test of your:
- Academic skills
- Theoretical, conceptual, and anthropological knowledge
- Ethical responsibility
- Methodological training
- Ethnographic research capabilities