The Social Anthropology MA program at the University of Bern is designed for graduates of a BA program in social or cultural anthropology, or ethnology. The program conveys in-depth knowledge and extensive expertise in theory and methodology, as well as in specific research fields and regions chosen by the student. The focus here is on the topics and regions addressed by the lecturers (see institute research profile). Students are taught how to conduct research work independently, how to critically and knowledgeably participate in current theoretical debates, and how to address relevant questions related to both their own societies and other societies.
Graduates of the MASA program (major and minor) are able to analyze the complexities people and societies have to deal with today, which in turn enables them to understand the circumstances in which actions are taken, as well as the possibilities associated with such actions. This involves social, political, economic, symbolic and ritual actions, as well as the way identities are constructed, inequalities are created and legitimized, and conflicts are carried out.
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- General knowledge and methodology
- Training in empirical research
- 24 months
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You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland.
DisciplinesAnthropology Ethnic Studies Gender & Sexuality Studies
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss or foreign university in the branch of studies Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Social and Cultural Anthropology
- or in another branch of studies
International897 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 897 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA708 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 708 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 950 per semester
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