Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

VU University Amsterdam

Social and Cultural Anthropology (MSc)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master Programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA) addresses the multiple dimensions of human security and insecurity (economic, socio-cultural, political, etc.) – dimensions that are sometimes entangled in contradictory ways. The focus is on peoples' own attempts to achieve material, physical and emotional security, and on how these often clash and create new insecurities. Various aspects and manifestations of human security and insecurity are covered, such as livelihood, risk-taking, sustainable development, migration and belonging, and religion and security.

The Master SCA enables students to develop and strengthen their research capabilities, while anchoring in the theoretical paradigm of human security. The programme explores issues such as poverty and migration, sustainable development, religion and identity.

Students will opt for one of two specializations: Constructing Identities and Notions of Belonging or Development and Social Transformations.



Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 60 ECTS credits

In State Tuition (per year): 12000 EUR

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