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Understand our society: why and how do we live the way we do?

A Masters' degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology will equip you with a wide range of new skills, all of which are of high value intoday's labour market.

The skills you’ll learn are applicable in a wide range of sectors and roles and there is not one specific "career" that anthropologists may pursue.

These skills include data processing and analysis, communication, ability to see the bigger picture, interpersonal interaction, ethnographic writing, problem solving, teamwork, empathy, time management, ability to construct an argument, critical thinking, and independent research/fieldwork.

The demand for anthropologists is increasing at large organisations: whether commercial, governmental or NGOs. They are seeking professional problem solvers to help them with their organisational challenges. Businesses are microcosms of society, each with its own culture and way of engaging with the outside world. Large companies hire anthropologists to observe their social environment, and determine how to make it function better.

What can you do after your Master's degree?

Start working or pursue an academic career

You can start in a specific positions, such as "corporate anthropologist" or, more likely, positions in departments such as Human Resources or Communications.

Another career opportunity is the new field of Design Anthropology. This branch of product design, marketing and consumer behaviour employs the socio-cultural context of the users of potential products. It’s relevant in the design through user experience (UX) of a wide range of products for industries such as healthcare or artificial intelligence, for example.

Other careers that are well suited to the skills of anthropologists include journalism, research, government policymaking, refugee work, nature and heritage conservation, health and social work, museum education, cultural diversity consultancy and international development cooperation.

Don't forget the possibility of pursuing an academic career by going on to study anthropology at PhD level!