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Anthropology researches the complex composition and interplay of economic, political, social and cultural dynamics, through the critical and reflexive engagement of the researcher.
As an anthropologist, you study the social and cultural processes of societies from a bottom-up, actor-centred and situational perspective. Doing fieldwork is at the heart of anthropological research and allows for a combination of multiple, specific qualitative methods such as participant observation, in-depth interviews, life histories, audiovisual data collection, etc. A critical and reflective attitude, from the moment you define a topic, throughout the writing process, is what makes anthropological research distinct.
Graduates of Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven have developed the ability to familiarize with other’s perspectives, as well as the scientific rigor to translate their observations in realist representations.
They are well-versed in independently setting up, executing and evaluating (research) projects and, educated in an international setting, they are skilled in communicating and reporting effectively in an intercultural environment. Their professionalized sensitivity to the complexity of issues of difference, spatiality, movement … makes them valued in numerous fields, both specialist and related:
- diversity officer
- cultural and political formation consultants
- educational consultancy
- policy advise and policy making
- youth work business and marketing
- management of socio-cultural organisations
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Political Anthropology
- Social and Cultural Anthropology: Basic Concepts and Theories
- Anthropology of Religion
- Urban Anthropology
- Culture, Migration and Mobility
- Current Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology: Material Culture
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Anthropology View 13 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Most recent information on the programme website: kuleuven.be/ma/MSCAEL
International947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
Most recent information on www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees
Living costs for Leuven
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