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Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State

University of Bern

M.A.
24 months
Duration
897 EUR/year
708 EUR/year
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About

The Master program in Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State (ATS) at the University of Bern addresses topics that have become increasingly important in view of the ongoing process of globalization and increasing international interdependencies and interconnections. 

Overview

Key Features

Transnationalism and the nature of the state are the focal points of the Master program, as the state is now being fundamentally affected by transnational circulation processes, such as migration, international laws and agreements, and economic interconnections. At the same time, these circulation processes are structured on the basis of actions taken by states. Because state power also manifests itself in laws or the refusal to conform to the latter, the program also pays particular attention to legal-anthropological issues such as the regulation of borders, resource utilization, transnational production and consumption chains, and human rights. 

Migration is also addressed, as labor migration and transnational families have created global links of support and care. The Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State program at the University of Bern also examines the extent to which cultural and ethnic diversity are protected or restricted; the mechanisms states use to integrate or exclude members of society; the different ways immigration and emigration and the awarding of citizenship or the refusal to do so are managed; differences in the definition of citizenship; and the role played by transnational practices and Diasporas. 

The program introduces students to theories and ethnographic studies in the fields addressed at the institute – for example, religion, economy, kinship, gender and sexuality – all in the context of globalization. Although the Master program does not have a specific regional focus, ATS studies generally involve regions that are of special interest at the Institute of Social Anthropology – i.e. Europe, southern Africa and southeast and southwest Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General knowledge and methodology
  • Training in empirical research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. 

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university, or an equivalent degree, with a major in the branch of studies Social and Cultural Anthropology
Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university, or an equivalent degree, with a major in one of the following branches of studies: 
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Geography
  • In another subject that requires proficiency in empirical social research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    897 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 897 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    708 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 708 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
  • Non-Swiss students: CHF 950 per semester

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