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.
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.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Theory and General Anthropology
- Research Skills in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Ethnographic Research with Field Trip
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology View 8 other Masters in Anthropology in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International1598 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 799 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA1598 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 799 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- CHF 850 per semester
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