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Techno-Anthropology, MSc

Master (2 years) of Science in Techno-Anthropology , 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg, Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master’s programme in Techno-Anthropology combines competence in carrying out anthropological studies of techno-science cultures with technological insight. The programme will focus on how l with collaboration between technical experts in different settings and other stakeholder groups, e.g. consultancy firms, R&D departments at multinational companies, advisory bodies, international organisations, public institutions, think tanks, NGOs, or universities.

You work theoretically and empirically on how such collaborations can be turned into sustainable technological innovation and responsible decision-making regarding new technologies. You also use anthropological theory and methods to study how technology is used, and how it influences users.

During the first two semesters, you get an overview of different theoretical approaches to the Science/Technology - Culture/Policy/Society interface. You will get acquainted with Science and Technology Studies, Post-normal Science, organization theory, as well as get insight into how ethical reflections can entangle concrete cultural settings. During the second year of the programme, you will conduct a major fieldwork in an organisation that works with science and/or technology.

Career Opportunities  

As a techno-anthropologist you can combine technological knowledge with cultural understanding. This enables you to address cross-disciplinary problems as described below. Candidates who possess such skills are in high demand, and they have numerous possible career paths - both in companies, NGOs and different authorities. 

About the Degree

The Master in Techno-Anthropology can also be studied at the campus in Aalborg.


Students with one of the following bachelor degrees can apply for enrollment:        

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Techno-Anthropology, Aalborg University (entitled to admission)  
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Health or Technical Science 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technical Science, Humanist Technology, Art and Technology, or Communication and Digital Media 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Market and Management Anthropology, Sociology or Psychology if it has addressed technology in a socio-technical perspective as a central element. This requirement must be documented in a letter of motivation enclosed the application of enrollment, and possibly discussed at an interview.

The MSc in Techno-Anthropology has restricted admission. 60 (Copenhagen) and 40 (Aalborg) student places are offered each September. If there are more applicants than seats, applicants will be prioritized. Read more about the prioritization 

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

Apply directly at Aalborg 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 Aalborg 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.

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

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01
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