Anthropology of Health
Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTSHealth care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
|Institution||University of Copenhagen (KU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||5000 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionHealth, illness, and treatment are conditions that touch all human beings; therefore, all societies must address them by developing medical knowledge, training practitioners, preventing illness, and caring for those who nevertheless become ill. When human beings become ill, many challenges often lie before them. Doctors and other health specialists are sought out, therapeutic options are negotiated and agreed upon, family life is coordinated, etc.
In particular, the Anthropology of Health looks at how human beings’ efforts to secure health and treat illness are shaped by and contingent on local, national, and international institutions and political processes, and how inequalities in health are thereby created, maintained, or challenged. Another important focus is the use of new biomedical technologies that often raise difficult medical, moral and socioeconomic questions. In this way, during the last decades, the Anthropology of Health has become a well-established and internationally recognized subdiscipline within anthropology, while it has remained a central point of departure for research of societies and cultures in general.
Courses that may be offered in the specialisation track in Anthropology of Health include:
- Medical Anthropology, Introductory Course
- Medical Anthropology, Advanced Course: Violence and Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
Career OpportunitiesAnthropologists typically work in positions where they can use their analytical skills, coordination skills, and their ability to detect how procedures develop in the workplace. The following is a list of some of the career opportunities available for anthropologists:
- Consulting work and project work, including qualitative studies, analysis, project leadership, planning and evaluation in both the private and public sectors
- Integration-related work for municipalities and for NGO’s
- Product and market development and management
- User-driven innovation for private firms and municipalities
- Teaching and outreach at universities, municipal primary and lower secondary school, museums or at newspapers
- Intercultural communication in international companies and organisations
- Development work in Denmark and abroad
AdmissionTo be admitted to this programme, you must use a digital application system in order to apply for the MSc in Anthropology. Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation. You can not use paper application forms.
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Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
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