Programme structure

The two-years master's programme runs over four semesters (120 ECTS). 

The programme consists of

  • An advanced introduction to contemporary anthropological theory, methods, and writing (30 ECTS)
  • Specialisations (30 ECTS)
  • Fieldwork and Master's thesis (60 ECTS). 

At the end of the first semester you choose whether to specialise in:

  • Global Political Economy; or
  • Contemporary Ethnography

After completing the mandatory coursework during semester 1 and 2, you will undertake independent fieldwork of up to six months. The data you collect during the fieldwork will form the basis of the master's thesis. The master thesis must fall thematically within the specialisation.

Global Political Economy:

4th semester ANTH4090 – Master thesis
3rd semester ANTH4200 – Fieldwork
2nd semester ANTH4100 – Core Themes in Contemporary Anthropology ANTH4610 – Work, Capital and Business ANTH4620 – Finance, Markets and Resources
1st semester ANTH4020 – Academic Writing and Project Development ANTH4010 – Advanced Anthropological Theory  ANTH4030 – Advanced Anthropological Methods 
  10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

Contemporary Ethnography:

4th semester ANTH4090 – Master thesis
3rd semester ANTH4200 – Fieldwork
2nd semester ANTH4100 – Core Themes in Contemporary Anthropology ANTH4150 – Ethnography in Practice Elective course(s), e.g. ANTH4710 – Internship
1st semester ANTH4020 – Academic Writing and Project Development ANTH4010 – Advanced Anthropological Theory ANTH4030 – Advanced Anthropological Methods

 

10 credits

10 credits

10 credits

Elective courses

Students specialising in Contemporary Ethnography have the option to select elective courses. This can be;

  • a language course;
  • a regional or thematic course; or
  • internships in line with their own project plans.

Elective courses can be selected from the Department's master’s level courses. Alternatively, students may apply to select courses from other faculties or externally.

Applications have to be approved by the supervisor and the Department of Social Anthropology. Find more information about the options and criteria for elective courses from UiO and externally.

 

Diploma and degree

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published Sep. 19, 2018 11:31 AM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2021 4:06 PM