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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Global Ethnography

Global Ethnography is a specialisation of the master's programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and is offerd by the Insitute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. It is a one year master's programme of 60 EC (European Credits).

During this specialisation, you use ethnography as a method which enables you to analyse and report on a wide range of everyday practices of individuals, groups, and societies as they find themselves embedded within complex processes of social change. You will obtain know-how of studying vulnerabilities, for example ecological change and a call for sustainability, economic precariousness or the deep impact of media culture, whilst scrutinising and learning from often very local forms of resilience to such challenges.

Admission and application:
For information regarding the admission to the master's programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Specialisation Global Ethnography, please check our website.

Note: This Specialisation starts in September and in February

Schedules:
Use the link under Files to access the schematic time-table for Global Ethnography. Room numbers and other details can be found at the website and in the course descriptions (see below).

September 2019 Intake

Use the link under Files to access the schematic time-table for the September-intake of the programme Global Ethnography. Room numbers and other details can be found in course descriptions below.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Large Issues, Small Places: Theorizing Ethnographic Research 10
Research Design for Global Ethnography 5
Research Proposal 5
Ethnographic Fieldwork 20
Thesis Seminar 5
Master Thesis Project 15

February Intake 2019: 2nd part of the programme

This is the programme of the second half of the MSc Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology which started in February 2019.

Use the link under Files to access the schematic time-table for the programme of February intake. Room numbers and other details can be found in course descriptions below.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Thesis Seminar February Intake 5
Large Issues, Small Places: Theorizing Ethnographic Research 10
Master Thesis Project 15

February Intake 2020: 1st part of the programme

This is the first part of the programme for students who start in February 2020.
The specialisation Global Ethnography of the master's programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology takes one year (two semesters) to finish and consists of 60 EC (European credits), divided to 30 EC per semester.

Students starting with the programme in February 2020, will take the components listed below in the first part of their programme. Please click on the course title in order to read the detailed description an to access the time table.

The months of July and August are lecture-free and can be used for wrapping up the research and sorting out the data.

In the second part of the programme (September - January ) students will take the courses "Thesis Seminar" (5 EC, Sept-Oct) and "Large Issues, Small Places" (10 EC, Sept-Nov) and will write their Master Thesis (15 EC, Sept-Jan). The descriptions of these three programme components will be available in the e-Prospectus for 2020-21 but will be comparable to that of 2019-2020.

Please use the link under Files to access the schematic time-table for the programme of February intake. Room numbers and other details can be found in course descriptions below.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Research Design for Global Ethnography 5
Research Proposal 5
Fieldwork / Research Internship (February intake) 20

Career Preparation

Description

By studying Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology you become an independent, critical thinker with a creative and problem-solving attitude. You are trained to adapt a broad range of social scientific methods to specific research problems, and use a comparative and holistic approach to both the big critical problems of our times and local manifestations thereof. This unique combination of skills and approach is highly valued and relevant to our fast changing and interconnected globalising world.

To help you prepare for your future career, you acquire valuable knowledge and skills during all your courses. These skills include: critical and analytical reading, thinking and writing; verbal, written and audio-visual communication; giving and receiving feedback; teamwork and working independently; and time-management. During fieldwork, you gain practical research experience and train skills such as interviewing, observing, intercultural awareness and communication, networking, rapport-building, problem-solving, self-reflection and budgeting.

Besides your coursework, the institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and Study Association Itiwana organise meet-ups with alumni and excursions to relevant organisations.

To fully help you prepare for entering the labour market, the FSW Career Service offers career advice, workshops, and CV and cover letter checks.

More information

See for more information the University website .

Contact information

Coordinator career preparation programme CA-DS: Simone de Boer