Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology (M.A.)

The M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology is a research-focused master’s program which offers students an advanced orientation in socio-cultural anthropology and guides them through an ethnographic research project. At the heart of the program is the “guided research” component, in which students develop independent research projects in close conversation both with teaching staff and the other students in their cohort. Both in their research projects and in accompanying courses, students engage with enduring and contemporary questions in the field of anthropology and learn to use ethnography as a reflexive lens onto a particular research problem. The program is informed by its emphasis on the multiplicity of human experience and on its global entanglements. Students benefit from a close working relationship with professorial staff and may take advantage of the University of Bayreuth’s distinction as a center of African Studies.

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