M.A. On Campus

Social and Cultural Anthropology

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The M.A. in “Social and Cultural Anthropology” at the University of Tübingen is an international research-oriented two-year study program. It provides in-depth knowledge of the social and cultural variation in the world, and teaches students an understanding of the similarities between social systems and human relationships.


Why choose this programme?

Our M.A. in “Social and Cultural Anthropology” at the University of Tübingen aims to create an understanding of the interrelationships between different aspects of society and therefore cover a wide range of topics such as religion, migration and integration, economic and political organization, health and illness, ritual and performance, violence and memory, patterns of exchange, kinship and solidarity, and socio-cultural diversity.

Students spend their third semester either engaging in a research project or working as an intern in an organization, for example, an NGO, a school or a museum.

The ability to critically analyze and reflect on the dynamics and specificity of societies and cultures in a global context constitutes the core principle underlying this program.

Students learn to understand both connections within societies and connections between societies. A detailed study of local life in a particular society or a delineated social environments the methodological entrance to such an in-depth understanding.

Programme Structure

  • Students attend courses on regional, theoretical and thematic topics and have an opportunity to get training in the field of Applied Anthropology.
  • In the third semester students go abroad to either Central or South Asia where they conduct a research project or work as an intern in an organization.
  • The regional focus on South and Central Asia is complemented by research and courses on Africa and the Middle East.

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.

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A B.A.-degree in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology. 
  • Students may be expected to take extra courses to obtain any skills lacking from their Bachelor's program. 
  • Since all courses are offered in English, applicants must have successfully passed the Cambridge Certificate Test B2.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Tübingen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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