Vytautas Magnus University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Anthropology (MA)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Anthropology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme is designed to train future anthropologists to carry out independent scientific research and be able to conduct ethnographic fieldwork as well as apply anthropological theories and contemporary research perspectives. Moreover, it is useful in the training of specialists in intercultural communication. The MA in Social anthropology will enable the graduate to apply anthropological methodology and models of socio-cultural stability and change when conducting anthropological research in various societies and cultures; carry out empirical research based on qualitative methodology, applying participant observation and other anthropological fieldwork methods; design and conduct research on problematic situations caused by socio-cultural encounters between different global, transnational, national, regional and local development perspectives, majority and minority interests under conditions of social change, mobility, difference, and multiculturalism; address, both politically and practically, problems arising from socio-cultural differences; carry out the monitoring of stigmatised and/or marginalised and other segregated groups as well as represent the interests of these groups in intercultural mediation; identify and analyse informal intercultural communication of socio-culturally different and/or conflicting interest groups; prepare preventive strategies for inter-group conflicts, simulate possible and solve existing cultural conflicts; prepare national strategies, i.e. programmes for the implementation of sustainable development in education, public health, culture, and ethnic relations, environmental and cultural heritage protection; mediate in the fields of national and international cooperation on the issues of defence, business, politics, education, cultural diversity and environment; teach anthropology in university level programmes. The prospective students are expected to hold a BA or its equivalent in the fields of social sciences or humanities, preferably with basics in socio-cultural anthropology. Graduates of Social Anthropology are able to enrol in PhD programmes of Social Anthropology and Sociology as well as apply for positions in socio-economic development, urban and rural planning, public health, media, education as well as cultural heritage and environment protection departments of governmental and public institutions; migration, refugee and ethic minority institutions; international (cultural, educational, public health, defence) organisations and foundations; public opinion poll and market research companies; nongovernmental organizations; business corporations.


This programme is accreditated by Center for Quality Assesment inHigher Education which belongs to ERIC/NARIC network.

International Student Requirements:

• Application form; • Bachelor / Master degree diploma and its supplement in the original language and translated into English, and: 1) Approved by “Appostille” - for citizens of countries acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention; 2) Legalized by the Center of Quality Assessment in Higher Education (www.skvc.lt) in Lithuania - for other countries citizens; • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, ELTC, etc.); • Letter of motivation (300 – 500 words); • Curriculum vitae; • Notary certified copy of your passport or other document of identification; • Copy of document showing paid application fee 50 EUR (where the name of the applicant and the date of payment are indicated); • 2 recent passport size photos (3 x 4 cm); • Accommodation form. DEADLINES: April 30th – applicants who need visa to entry Lithuania. June 30th – applicants from non-visa countries.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 120

Out State Tuition (per year): 2450 EUR

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