M.Sc. On Campus

Social Anthropology

Lund University

24 months
10760 EUR/year
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The MSc in Social Anthropology from Lund University applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture. 


The Master of Science in Social Anthropology from Lund University provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree. The programme combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. 

The programme provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies but which is also of considerable value for ad­vanced work as a policy or operational officer in organisa­tions and activities at different levels.

Furthermore, the programme provides students with broadened theoretical perspectives, expanded knowledge of qualitative methodology, skills to adapt to a changing working life and ability to contribute to development in so­ciety and working life.

Career prospects

The programme provides you with both the background knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in a broad range of fields including governmental, non-govern­mental and the private sector.

You will be prepared for a future career as a policy maker, a leader or a practitioner working in government agencies, private companies or NGOs, or, alternatively, for doctoral studies and a continued academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Social Anthro­pology: Theory and Method Course 
  • Methods and Social Analysis or Methods for Research in the Social Sciences 
  • Modern Classics
  • Ethnography in So­cial Science
  • Field Work
  • Evaluation Research – Theories and Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester (August/September).


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree is required that includes at least 90 credits or equivalent of studies in Social Anthropology or the equivalent.
  • The applicants estimated capacity to complete the programme is the primary criterion for selection. Students who fulfill the special eligibility requirements are selected on the basis of their previous study results (grades on courses and Bachelor s degree essay), proficiency in English and letter of intent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21521 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

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.

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