Sociology - Anthropology

The American University in Cairo

12 months
735 USD/credit
522 USD/credit
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The Sociology - Anthropology program from The American University in Cairo equips students with a thorough grounding in the theory and research methods of both disciplines. Drawing on the expertise of faculty in sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines, it offers a unique opportunity for students to conduct original fieldwork-based research amidst an intellectually stimulating environment. 


Program Description

The Sociology - Anthropology program from The American University in Cairo longstanding tradition of combining scholarship with a commitment to social, economic and political justice makes the program a dynamic environment for learning and research. Our students conduct fieldwork in Egypt and throughout the Middle East on topics such as urban transformation, gender, religious and social movements, memory and politics of the past, migration, environment, health, the family, poverty, ethnicity and nationalism, media, activism, art and expressive culture, and youth cultures.

The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to social theory and research and has broad applications. It has prepared many of our students for doctoral programs in the social sciences at universities in North America, Europe and other parts of the Global South, as well as other career paths in social research, NGOs, development agencies, and international and non-profit organizations.

Located at the heart of the Middle East, the faculty and students engage critically with the region and the representation of its people, cultures, and politics. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cairo makes the program’s location ideal for students interested in conducting fieldwork in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arab world, as well as its connections to the Mediterranean region, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the larger ‘global south’. The program, accepts qualified applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds especially those who are talented and interested in acquiring alternative and critical perspectives on society and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Migration and Refugee Studies
  • Special Topics in Migration and Refugee Issues 
  • Migration, Integration and Citizenship 
  • Problems in Sociology-Anthropology
  • Kin, Friends and Neighbors 
  • Gender and Sexuality 
  • Religion, Ideology and Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant for this program should be a graduate of high standing from an undergraduate program in the humanities or social sciences (refers to fields in the Faculties of Arts) with an overall grade of gayyid giddan or a grade point average of 3.0 or above. 
  • Those who lack this background but who are exceptionally well qualified in other respects may be admitted provisionally. In such cases the department may prescribe a noncredit program of work in theory or method for one or two semesters to correct gaps in course background.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    522 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 522 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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