Social and Cultural Anthropology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Pre-Master On Campus
12 months
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The Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA) pre-Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is designed for students who have a special interest in how people interact in today's global societies, and who hope to deepen their knowledge of these dynamics.


If you’re interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but do not yet fully meet the entry requirements, you can follow this pre-Master’s programme to get you up to speed.

Programme Overview

Social and Cultural Anthropology is all about studying what makes us human. You’llexplore people's lives across time and space. The programme looks at people and cultures from just about any angle you can imagine. If you’re curious about us humans, then this pre-Master’s is the perfect path to more carefully analyse the human condition: yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pre-Master Core Themes in Anthropology
  • Pre-Master Social Research Methodology
  • Pre-Master Tutorial Academic Writing Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Pre-Master Challenges of the 21st Century
  • Pre-Master Research Project Social and Cultural Antropology
  • Pre-Master Ethnographic Research Methods

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to start with pre-Master’s programme, you must first succeed for the premasterassessment. The premasterassessment of the Faculty of Social Sciences consists of the following components:

  • English language competence
  • Arithmetic competence (statistics)
  • Cognitive capacities

Tuition Fee


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