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Master (2 years) of Arts in Anthropology , 120 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme provides you with a thorough foundation in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of ethnographic approaches to the study of cultures and societies around the world, and a strong grounding in research methods and their interface with contemporary practices. With a focus on today’s quickly modernising world, this Master’s programme challenges the classic understanding of basic human conditions and the way they change by working with a comparative perspective and studying social and cultural conditions.

There are three tracks in the MSc programme in anthropology. All of them are taught in English:
•   General Anthropology (both a Danish and English track)
•   Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography
•   Visual Anthropology

In the first and second semester, you will take both theoretical and methodological courses in addition to elective subjects. In your third semester you will have the possibility to gain practical experience by doing anthropological fieldwork or by doing an internship at a Danish or international company or organisation. Many students draw on material and data from their fieldwork or practical training when they choose their supplementary subjects and thesis topic.

General Anthropology

This track builds on a classical anthropological approach, studying man as a social and cultural being as well as the way people interact with one another. Its structure allows you to specialise in the topics that interest you. This could be a specific topic, for example integration, visual culture, religion and politics, or change processes, or you can specialise in the cultural issues relating to a specific area such as East Africa, North America, or South-East Asia.

Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography

This track, grounded in anthropological theory, introduces you to today’s global medical issues. It investigates the role of biomedicine at all levels of society – from the individual to the global. In using the concept ‘glocal,’ we direct attention towards the unfolding of biomedicine (including biotech sciences) in dynamic global–local interlinkages.

Visual Anthropology

This track provides training in the practical and theoretical skills you will need to take part in visual anthropological debates about the workings of human imagination and perception in diverse cultural settings.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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