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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology


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Why are some Dutch voters attracted to populist parties? How does climate change affect the lives of people in Bangladesh? What is really behind debates about controversial statues and street names?

In a world where the differences between people seem to increase, you look for ways to help people better understand one another. You will immediately start working with issues from your own environment, city, country and region. Your own senses will be your research tools: you  will observe, interview and sometimes follow people for months. Your goal is to discover what is going on beneath the surface.

The bachelor's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology brings you in contact with people from different backgrounds. The programme itself is also diverse and international, and that is reflected in the classroom. ‘Internationalisation at home’, as it is so beautifully called. Your fellow students come from all over the world and have a variety of different backgrounds. You will learn from and with one another. And unlike at many other universities, you will also work with students from other disciplines to find solutions to societal challenges such as globalisation, diversity and digitisation.




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


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