MA in Cultural Anthropology

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FACULTY

Faculty of Arts

STUDY PROGRAMME

Cultural Anthropology

QUALIFICATION

Cultural Anthropologist

LEVEL

MA

DURATION

4 semesters

TEACHING MODE

on-site and blended

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

B2 level in English on the CEFR scale is a must. It is equivalent with an IELTS (academic version) 5.5 minimum score. Any official language exams (not only IELTS or TOEFL) are accepted as supporting documents.
BSc/BA degree holders are exempt from language test requirements if the language of instruction in the bachelor's programme was English. 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Any kind of BA or BSc (or equivalent) diploma, preferably in the social sciences.

ECTS CREDITS TO COLLECT

120

TUITION FEE

2500 EUR/semester

OTHER FEES

150 EUR application fee

LECTURE, SEMINAR - PRACTICE

cc. 50%– cc. 50%

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Our MA programme in Cultural Anthropology offers students a twofold opportunity: 1. to explore historically and socially variable cultural phenomena, from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and South America with a special emphasis on Central Europe; and 2. to deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of local contexts and sociocultural processes in our fully globalized world. We welcome students from all over the world who are interested in various aspects and dimensions of culture (cultural diversity) and human nature, the application of social scientific knowledge and the special sociocultural contexts of Central Europe.

SPECIALIZATIONS: There is no official specialization at present. However we put emphasis on the application of anthropological knowledge (applied anthropology) in each and every course taught in our programme and students acquire skills and knowledge in the field of visual anthropology.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:

Requisites of admission to the MA in Cultural Anthropology Program:
Any kind of BA or BSc (or equivalent) diploma, preferably in the social sciences and a good command of English, written and spoken, proofed by a language certificate (B2 or higher) of any kind, or a certificate of study conducted in English, and a motivation letter (2-3 pages). Applicants are admitted if scoring 75% (75 points) or higher (evaluation based on uploaded documents: max. 20 points and an online admission interview: max. 80 points).

During the 20–30-minute online admission interview, the applicant’s social science knowledge, research interests and motivation, commitment to study cultural anthropology and language proficiency is assessed. Successful candidates are to be able to answer the following questions on their professional backgrounds, and motivations:
1. What are the reasons and their motivations for applying to study cultural anthropology on a master’s level at a university in a Central European city?
2. What do they know and what knowledge do they want to gain about Central Europe?
3. What do they want to achieve with the Master of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology?
4. On what kind of fields do they want to acquire knowledge in regard to cultural anthropology and Central Europe? What are their research interests at present?
5. How and where do they envision to apply their social science knowledge after graduating?

Based on the admission interview successful candidates (1) have a good command of written and oral knowledge in English (30% - 20 points), (2) present a well-composed motivational letter (30%), have a basic level of general literacy in the social sciences (20%), interested in the contemporary sociocultural conditions of Central Europe (10%) and are motivated to acquire a deeper understanding on how to put knowledge of social sciences to use (10% - all together 60 points).
 

CAREER PROSPECTS: The degree prepares students to proceed to advanced postgraduate research or to work as practitioners in fields related to applied and visual anthropology both in the civil society and the business world; as researchers to use different kinds of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis; as experts to prepare and make policy briefs and recommendations in the government sector; and as change agents to identify, understand and analyze various types of sociocultural conflicts.

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