You’ll explore all these issues and more if you follow the Master's programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU Amsterdam.
During this one-year Social and Cultural Anthropology MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you’ll learn and apply anthropological theories to issues such as social inequality and cultural diversity. You’ll then immediately put that into practice during a three-month fieldwork research project.
The skills you’ll learn are applicable in a wide range of sectors and roles and there is not one specific "career" that anthropologists may pursue.
These skills include data processing and analysis, communication, ability to see the bigger picture, interpersonal interaction, ethnographic writing, problem solving, teamwork, empathy, time management, ability to construct an argument, critical thinking, and independent research/fieldwork.
The demand for anthropologists is increasing at large organisations: whether commercial, governmental or NGOs. They are seeking professional problem solvers to help them with their organisational challenges. Businesses are microcosms of society, each with its own culture and way of engaging with the outside world. Large companies hire anthropologists to observe their social environment, and determine how to make it function better.
- Master's Thesis in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Theoretical Orientation on Mobility
- Field Research Design
- Field Research
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Anthropology Sociology View 113 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You can apply to the Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology, or a related field, or if you have completed a minor in Anthropology.
- NUFFIC regularly compares universities around the world in order to estimate academic levels of the universities abroad in relation to the acquired level of the Master’s programmes in the Netherlands.
International16830 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.