University of Basel

24 months
1544 EUR/year
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The Anthropology Master's degree program at the University of Basel combines the scientific traditions of British Social Anthropology and American Cultural Anthropology.

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Focus of teaching and research

The regional focal points of anthropology at the University of Basel are Africa (mainly West, Central and East Africa), followed by Oceania (especially Melanesia), Latin America and Southeast Asia. In addition to general anthropology with its theories and methods, political anthropology, visual culture, medical ethnology and religious ethnology as well as ethnicity, identity and migration are among the core areas of teaching. Research focuses on Visual Culture, Political Anthropology and Medical Anthropology. The Department of Ethnology maintains an intensive interdisciplinary and international exchange and cooperates with institutes in several African countries as well as Indonesia. All teachers are also involved in research groups and projects, so there is a lively exchange between research and teaching.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Anthropology Master's degree program at the University of Basel are characterized by a high sensitivity for cultures and societies and can respond in a differentiated way to different situations and persons. Key qualifications in particular arise from the practice of field research, in which methods such as participation, observation, recognition, understanding and communication are central.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theory and General Anthropology
  • Research Skills in Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Research with Field Trip

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

An admission without conditions is made with a Bachelor's degree in the field of Ethnology at the University of Basel or with proof of equivalent academic achievements, provided at a university recognized by the University of Basel. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


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