24 months
8000 EUR/year
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In the Anthropology - Visual Anthropology programme from Aarhus University, you work with cultures and societies around the world. You work with a comparative perspective and, through the study of social and cultural conditions, you seek to acquire an understanding of human conditions and the way they change. 

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You gain insight into how people live and interact with each other and into the society's institutions, rules, traditions and technology. Anthropology deals with man as a social and cultural being and with the way we interact with each other and society. These are important skills in an increasingly globalised world, and with a Master’s degree in Anthropology you are well equipped for the Danish as well as the international job market.

In the Anthropology - Visual Anthropology programme from Aarhus University , you can gain considerable practical experience. Independent anthropological fieldwork or fieldwork practicum in a Danish or foreign company or organisation provides you with an opportunity to use anthropological methodology and theories in practice. You also strengthen your individual competence profile and specialise in specific topics through your choice of track and selection of topic for fieldwork and thesis. Many students draw on material and data from their fieldwork or practical training in the thesis.

Job profile

Anthropologists have many different career paths, including teaching, project management, development projects, and consultancy and analysis work within the following areas:

  • The social sector: Many anthropologists are employed in private consultancy firms, municipalities or educational institutions within the social sector. Examples of these include project managers, job consultants in municipal job centres, labour market and integration consultants, researchers and teachers in education programmes for social workers.
  • Organisation and staff: Anthropologists who specialise in organisational and industrial anthropology can find work in human resources and organisational development departments in both private and public sector companies via recruitment agencies or as external consultants.
  • Development and aid to developing countries: Many anthropologists are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects, where they can be based in Denmark or posted abroad working for NGOs, the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), consultancy firms, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced anthropological theory
  • Contemporary Anthropological Themes
  • Ethnographic methodology and fieldwork preparation
  • Creating the field
  • Analytical reflections
  • Anthropology beyond academica
  • Advanced anthropological analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The following degree programmes qualify the student for admission to the Master’s degree programme in anthropology:

  • The Bachelor’s degree programme in anthropology (Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social science with a 45 ECTS supplementary subject in anthropology (Aarhus University).

Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /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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