Applied Cultural Analysis

Lund University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
10445 EUR/year
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The Applied Cultural Analysis programme from Lund University aims to develop and deepen students' knowledge and skills within the field of applied cultural analysis.


It emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. The Applied Cultural Analysis programme from Lund University will strengthen students' theoretical and methodological skills in anthropology-based ethnography while developing advanced understanding of different organisational contexts, as well as the demands these place on project management, communications and product development. 

Via work placement, field projects and the Master's thesis, students will be able to develop and target their skills to the specialised field in which they wish to work after completing your studies. The programme works in close cooperation with a number of clients from both the public and private sectors and NGOs. 

Career prospects 

As an applied cultural analyst with the ability to help businesses develop their products and services, you can work in connection with the development of human resources and diversity management, on projects focused on marketing, branding and destination development issues, with NGOs on projects focusing on environmental issues, human rights and community development, in public services and much more. During the programme, you will collaborate with several external stakeholders and conduct a ten-week work placement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Cultural Analysis 
  • Theoretical Traditions in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Strategies for Composing Cultural Analysis
  • Strategies for Cultural Analysis
  • Fieldwork and Project Management
  • Specialisation 

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.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.
  • There may be some other country specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10445 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20891 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Local currency - SEK 220 000


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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Updated over a year ago

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Applied Cultural Analysis
Lund University


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