Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (MSc)
Graduates of the master's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology are proficient in analysing and reporting global vulnerabilities and local forms of resilience.
What our graduates are trained for
Graduates of our master's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology are independent, critical thinkers with a creative and problem-solving attitude. They can adapt a broad range of social scientific methods to specific research problems, and use a comparative and often holistic approach to both the big critical problems of our times and local manifestations thereof. This unique combination of skills and approach is highly valued and relevant to our fast changing globalising world.
What our graduates do
As a graduate of the MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, you are qualified to work within a variety of fields. Your analytical qualifications and social science skills are a much desirable asset in various sectors, ranging from business and non-profit organisations to the governmental sector.
Some of the occupations of our graduates include:
- Research projects commissioned by ministries or private institutes;
- Development projects in foreign countries, like the Junior Professional Officers Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the United Nations;
- Staff member in non-profit organisations like NOVIB and SNV;
- Ethnological museums: as education officers or as conservator involved in collecting, examining and presenting material culture;
- Communication consultant in a commercial company;
- Municipalities; as policy advisor dealing with issues concerning the multi-cultural society;
- Universities; teaching and doing scientific research.