• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master Programme in the Humanities - Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University, provides you with professional, analytical capacities based in ethnographic methods in areas such as international development and humanitarian assistance, migration, multiculturalism, journalism and media, museums and exhibitions. It also gives you a solid basis for pursuing a research career in Anthropology.

About

The Master Programme in the Humanities - Cultural Anthropology taught at Uppsala University, has a duration of two academic years and leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Cultural Anthropology as the main field of study. However, it is also possible for you to graduate after one academic year with a Master of Arts (60 credits) in Cultural Anthropology. The vast majority of students choose to carry out two years of studies.

The one-year programme provides in-depth knowledge of theory and method in anthropology, and includes the opportunity to complete a minor anthropological fieldwork.

The two-year programme broadens and further deepens your anthropological competence by giving you the opportunity to take additional courses in Cultural Anthropology or other relevant disciplines; to take applied anthropology courses; to carry out internships in Sweden or abroad; or to study at another university for one semester.

To be admitted to the Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Cultural Anthropology, you must have a BA in humanities or social sciences with at least 60 Higher Education Credits in cultural/social anthropology, or an equivalent subject.

Students who have previously completed the one-year Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology may be admitted to the second year and will then write a 15 credit essay during the second year.

Career

This programme provides you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as international development and humanitarian assistance, migration, multiculturalism, journalism and media, tourism, museums and exhibitions. It also gives you a solid basis for pursuing a research career in Anthropology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory 
  • Anthropological Research Method
  • Political Ecology
  • Anthropology in Practice
  • Ethnography and Multiculturalism
  • Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    90

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    575

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences. Also required is 60 credits in anthropology.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Students are selected based on: a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and a statement of purpose outlining their anthropological proficiency (1-2 pages).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9720 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19429 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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