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Master's Programme in Social Anthropology

  • 120 credits

The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is a world-leading research institution that provides a global and comparative perspective on the diversity of social and cultural forms of the contemporary world.

The master’s program reflects the Department’s commitment to understanding people, ideas, and objects in situ, and how they travel across political and cultural borders, challenging, reinforcing or redrawing them in the process. Studies are flexible and the program offrs a range of courses that reflects the Department’s research interests. It is also possible, by agreement, to choose courses from other departments to tailor an individual specialization. Compulsory courses are e.g. History and Philosophy of Anthropological Theory, and Anthropological Methods. The methods course teaches fieldwork skills and has a strong practical orientation. Students also take part in the “Writing Anthropology Workshop” which runs throughout their first year of study. During the second year, students formulate an independent research project and carry out long-term fieldwork in Sweden or abroad before writing their thesis.

  • Programme overview

    Year 1

    Autumn term

    Course 1 (15 hp): SAM225 History and Philosophy of Anthropological Theory

    Schedule (256 Kb)  Course plan  Course literature (309 Kb)  

    Course 2 (15 hp): SAM226 Key Themes in Contemporary Anthropology

    Schedule (106 Kb)  Course plan  Course literature (312 Kb)


    Spring term

    Course 1 (7.5 hp): SAM210 Transnational migration Course plan

    Course 2 (7.5 hp): SAM215 Digital Anthropology  Course plan (16 Kb)   Course literature (564 Kb)

    Course 3 (7.5 hp): SAM250 Political Matters Course plan Course Literature

    Course 4 (7.5 hp): SAM223 Environmental anthropology Course plan  Course literature (330 Kb)

    During all term: Writing Anthropology Workshop   Course information (633 Kb)

    Year 2

    Autumn term

    Course 1 and 2 (half-time courses 7.5 hp each):

    SAM214 Individual tutorial Course plan and

    SAM203 Social Antropological Method  Schedule (23 Kb)  Course Plan  Course Literature (559 Kb)

    Course 3 (15 hp): SAM219 Anthropological fieldwork Course plan


    Spring term

    SAM212 Master thesis

  • More information

    Course litterature

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  • Contact

    Stockholms universitet
    Department of Social Anthropology
    10691  STOCKHOLM
    Phone 08-162000

    Visiting address: Universitetsvägen 10B, floor 6

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