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Anthropology and Development Studies


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The programme in Anthropology & Development creates an in-depth understanding of the most relevant current local and global issues concerning social and cultural anthropology and development science.

During the Master's programme in Anthropology and Development studies, you dive into the processes that play a role in social transformation related to diversity and inequality in complex and diverse worlds. You develop into a thorough researcher who knows how to optimize the impact of research findings. The programme has a unique interdisciplinary approach and allows you to specialise in one of three urgent research domains. These domains help you understand and frame not only your research field, but also the world around you. In the first semester, you choose and design your research project fitting in one of three tracks:

- Decolonising diversity in a polarised world

- Ecological livelihoods and environmental justice

- Grassroots initiatives, development and the state




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

The degree should have been obtained in the last 7 years

Applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Non-Western Sociology have direct access to the programme. Applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Communication Science, or Development Economics, Social Geography, History, Political Science (including a research component and with a minor in development studies related subjects) or Regional Studies are not admitted straight away. They first need to follow a special transition programme (P

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jul '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jul '25 1 Apr '25


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

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