A Master's degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology gives you a new perspective on some of the most challenging issues of our time. You’ll learn to analyse some of society's most relevant issues: cultural diversity, social complexity, international inequality, to name but a few.
Today’s world is in constant flux, and many phenomena can be understood from a mobility perspective. Take the example of migration: people don't just migrate because they are fleeing dangerous circumstances or because they need a job. People also migrate because they’re exposed to flows of ideas and images. Movements of people and ideas are interconnected and impact each other. While other disciplines explain phenomena like migration using broad theories about population flows, as an anthropologist you’ll learn to interpret them from the perspective of the people who are implicated or impacted.
The Social and Cultural Anthropology programme at VU Amsterdam is like no other. It offers you a unique experience in putting your knowledge into practice during a three-month fieldwork period. With support and backup from an individual supervisor at the VU, you’ll embark on your own intellectual adventure to probe your chosen avenue of anthropological inquiry. For many students, this is a life-changing experience.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.