Master

MA Major 90 ECTS

Social and Cultural Anthropology can be studied as a master's degree program resulting in the qualification Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA). Completing the Master's degree as a major requires at least 90 ECTS. To be able to be accepted to the Master’s program, a bachelor's degree in anthropology of at least 60 credits is required.

In the MA major 90 ECTS program, the students acquire in-depth knowledge in selected areas of social and cultural anthropology, advance their critical engagement with methods and theories, acquire practical knowledge in carrying out field research and/or museological research, and advance their skills in academic work.

The study program is not divided into study phases, however, we do recommend that students aim to complete the seminars ‘Anthropological Theories’ and ‘Methods’ in the first two semesters. Students must then complete five elective modules (thematic or regional). Modules that are reserved for BA students according to the course schedule will not be accredited. Students must either chose the module ‘Feldforschung’ or the module ‘Museumspraktikum’. These modules can only be booked and completed in consultation with the supervising lecturer, and the program director must approve all fieldwork and museum internships. Actual fieldwork or an internship at the museum is the main focus of the Master program and will be the basis of the Master's thesis.

There is no final examination for the Master's degree. The final score is composed of the grades of the modules passed, which together must be worth at least 90 ECTS.

Program Guidelines (German) (PDF, 418 KB)
These guidelines are for all students in the BA- or MA-degree. If you have any questions regarding the transitional arrangements, please contact the student administrator.

Program regulations (German)

Study guide MA degree

MA Minor 30 ECTS

Social and Cultural Anthropology can be studied as a master's degree program resulting in the qualification Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA). Completing the Master's degree as a minor requires at least 30 credits. To be able to be accepted to the Master’s program, a bachelor's degree in anthropology of at least 60 credits is required.

In the MA minor 30 ECTS program, acquire in-depth knowledge in selected areas of social and cultural anthropology, advance their critical engagement with methods and theories, and advance their skills in academic work.

Students must complete four elective modules (thematic or regional). Modules that are reserved for BA students according to the course schedule will not be counted. The modules can be completed in any order. An internship or field research is not required.

There is no final examination for the Master's degree. The final score is composed of the grades of the modules passed, which together must be worth at least 30 credits.

Guidelines (German) (PDF, 418 KB)
These guidelines are for all students in the BA- or MA-degree. If you have any questions regarding the transitional arrangements, please contact the student administrator.

Program regulations (German)

Study guide MA degree

MA Nebenfach 15

IMPORTANT: THIS STUDY PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED BY THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY STARTED 15 ECTS MINOR PROGRAM IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.

Social and Cultural Anthropology can be studied as a master's degree program resulting in the qualification Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA). Completing the Master's degree as a minor requires at least 30 credits. To be able to be accepted to the Master’s program a bachelor's degree in anthropology of at least 30 credits is required.

In the MA minor 15 ECTS program, the students acquire in-depth knowledge in selected areas of social and cultural anthropology and advanced and critical engagement with methods and theories. Students must chose two elective modules (regional and/or thematic). Modules that are reserved for BA students according to the course schedule will not be counted. An internship or field research is not required.

In addition, an oral exam of 30 minutes (Prüfungsmodul) must be passed. Students can apply for the exam as soon as the two other modules have been completed and passed. The final score is composed of the grades of the three modules, which must be at least 15 credits.

Guidelines (German) (PDF, 418 KB)
These guidelines are for all students in the BA- or MA-degree. If you have any questions regarding the transitional arrangements, please contact the student administrator.

Program regulations (German)

Study guide MA degree