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Master (2 years) of Science in Anthropology, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

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 study of anthropology deals with all social and cultural aspects of human relations. Our MSc in Anthropology programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain relevant qualifications to meet complex challenges in a globalised world. It equips students with a wide understanding of cultural and social differences and their influence on people’s livelihood as well as on international relations and conflicts.

Career Opportunities  

The MSc in Anthropology provides students with valuable methodological tools and core competencies in cultural understanding and social analysis. Anthropologists pursue many different career paths including teaching, project management, development projects, and consultancy and analysis work, in both public and private sectors.   

About the Degree

The MSc in Anthropology at Aarhus University offers four tracks in English:
  • General Anthropology: a classical, anthropological approach to the study of man as a social and cultural being and the way people interact with each other.  
  • Global Studies and Development: the relationship between globalisation, poverty, environment and conflicts and the role culture and cultural differences play in development processes and conflicts. 
  • Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography: the role of biomedicine at all levels of society – from the individual to the global. 
  • Visual Anthropology: application of audiovisual and new social media as a participatory research method and as a means of analytic expression.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Anthropology 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.


There 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. 
Read more about tuition fees

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
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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