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Anthropology captures the particularities of human beings and animals, such as the origins, biologic features, social and physical characteristics. This study of humankind aims to understand the existence of the human species throughout history.

Students who enrol in a Master degree in anthropology can specialize in archaeology and biological, linguistic and cultural anthropology. During the programme, they will have the chance to research through techniques and models that also show results in cognitive science and ethnic studies. While in Europe archaeology is seen as an independent discipline, in the U.S.A. it is considered a branch of anthropology.

Anthropology can be applied to any field of the human culture, including family, economy, symbolism, socialism and food customs. Graduates of a Master’s programme in anthropology may continue their research with careers in social science or can find jobs in the public and private sector. Many of the anthropologists built careers as charity officers, market researchers, community development workers, journalists or human resources managers.

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Suggested Masters in Anthropology

M.Sc. Anthropology and Development Studies

Radboud University’s unique Master's programme in Anthropology and Development studies is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies. The Master’s programme gives you a multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant current local and global issues. It includes subjects like health, environment, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks.

M.A. Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology upholds The New School’s commitment to critical social inquiry. Since its inception in 1971, the department has fostered cutting-edge empirical, historical, and ethnographic scholarship. The Anthropology program is offered by The New School.

United States
M.Sc. Anthropology

The MSc in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen is a two-year degree programme taught in English. The aim is to provide theoretically based higher education with thematic and regional specialisation as well as experience in research methodology including data acquisition and cultural analysis.

M.Sc. Social and Cultural Anthropology

This Social and Cultural Anthropology programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It provides the opportunity to improve your qualitative research skills while analyzing the social and cultural complexity of human communities.