Changing Societies

University of Basel

24 months
1544 EUR/year
1544 EUR/year
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This claim is met by the Master's Degree Program Changing Societies of the University of Basel, where societal change is examined against the background of the three main topics of migration, conflicts and resources, including anthropological, political and sociological perspectives

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The Master is the second degree after the Bachelor and comprises a total of 120 credits (CP). The Master's Degree Program Changing Societies is a so-called mono-study course without further subjects, which is completed with 100 credits. 

Added to this is the complementary area with 20 CP. One credit point ECTS equals approximately 30 working hours.

Career opportunities

After successful completion of theMaster's Degree Program Changing Societies of the University of Basel, both an academic and an extra-university career can be sought. With a corresponding thematic focus, there is the possibility of a subsequent doctorate in one of the participating sociological subjects. In the non-academic world of work, the degree program offers graduates many interesting fields of activity in international organizations and non-governmental organizations, in politics, public administration or cultural and knowledge management. In addition, the program also qualifies for occupations that are not directly linked to the topics of the degree program, but require independent, methodical and analytical work. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Ethnology
  • Gender studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Sustainability research
  • Middle East studies
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German
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

Admission without conditions is made with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Basel in the field of ethnology, gender studies, social sciences, Islamic studies, cultural anthropology, political science or sociology 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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