Today people are increasingly connected across places, which redefines the local in terms of the global. Our globalising world demands comparative and holistic approaches to cultures and societies.
At this Global Ethnography MSc programme at Leiden University you will acquire the methodological skills for a localised study of global connections, both in far away places but also closer to home in your own society. Experienced scholars will teach you how to investigate, analyse and report on pressing and contemporary societal issues, by using in-depth ethnographic research methods. You will learn how to situate the everyday practice of individuals within the complex processes of the social changes and global challenges that confront societies worldwide today.
Reasons to choose Global Ethnography at Leiden University
- Acquire skills to study the everyday practice of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide to situate them within the complex global challenges of diversity, sustainability, and digitalisation;
- Learn how to set up and conduct a personalised three-month ethnographic fieldwork project, and how to present your research outcomes;
- Take part in one of our Field Schools in the Netherlands or in Ghana, and receive excellent on the spot coaching by our experienced staff members.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Large Issues, Small Places
- Research Design for Global Ethnography
- Research Proposal for Global Ethnography
- Field Research
- Thesis seminar for Global Ethnography
- Master thesis project
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Anthropology Ethnic Studies View 20 other Masters in Anthropology in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor degree in Cultural Anthropology, or a bachelor degree with a major in Cultural Anthropology, or its equivalent in Social and Behavioural Studies, Cultural Studies, or Humanities from a recognised university (according to NUFFIC classification).
- Basic training in the anthropological research process and methodology (research proposal, fieldwork, and data analysis).
International19300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
- Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year
Living costs for Leiden
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.