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Master DegreeSocial Anthropology

Tuition fee €4,384 per year
Application fee €100 one-time

Non-EU applicants shall pay through the Flywire portal.

Application fee is not refundable.

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This Programme offers an intensive introduction to contemporary anthropology. As societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural and political forms, the Master’s of Social Anthropology Programme is designed to study these variations and the common humanity contained therein. Such topics as transnational mobility, debated cultural practices of inclusion and exclusion as well as the transformation of the state are especially articulated in the Programme. It also provides the students with a thorough theoretical and methodological grounding, essential for attaining non-judgmental understanding and appreciation of the diversity of other cultures, significance of cross-cultural perspectives and intercultural understanding. The Programme combines classroom and experiential field-based learning activities as appropriate for each student’s career plans. It teaches students how to carry out independent scientific research and conduct ethnographic fieldwork.

Due to international cooperation between Vytautas Magnus University and Southern Illinois University (USA) Social Anthropology students have the opportunity to receive Southern Illinois University’s Certificate in Intercultural Understanding. For that the successful completion of 18 ECTS three courses held by visiting anthropology professors from Southern Illinois University and other universities is required.

Career opportunities

This Programme is primarily geared towards the student who seeks career advancement in either private or public sectors in human resource development, international business, cultural resource management or work within various organizations as well as international, state and local governmental agencies, etc.
Career opportunities include but are not limited to:
• Project planner and manager;
• Public policy researcher;
• Cultural resources manager;
• Cultural sustainability analyst;
• Anthropological consultant to cross-cultural agencies;
• Migration, refugee and ethnic minority problems’ analyst;
• International (cultural, educational, public health) organizations and nongovernmental agencies consultant;

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
29 Aug 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
29 Aug 2024