Global Ethnography (MSc)
About the programme
The process of doing ethnographic research enables you to develop the capacity to engage, analyse and report from a social science perspective.
Ethnography as a method
In the master's specialisation Global Ethnography, you use ethnography as a method which enables you to analyse and report on a wide range of everyday practices of individuals, groups, and societies as they find themselves embedded within complex processes of social change. You will obtain know-how of studying vulnerabilities, for example ecological change and a call for sustainability, economic precariousness or the deep impact of media culture, whilst scrutinising and learning from often very local forms of resilience to such challenges.
The master's specialisation in Global Ethnography is a one-year (60 EC) programme. It's built up in the following way:
In the fall, you will start with the theoretical course and develop your research ideas. In the winter, you prepare for your research by writing a research proposal. In the spring, you conduct three-month ethnographic fieldwork. As soon as you are back at Leiden University, you analyse your data and write your thesis.
- Large Issues, Small Places (10 EC)
- Research Design for Global Ethnography (5 EC)
- Research Proposal for Global Ethnography (5 EC)
- Field Research (20 EC)
- Thesis seminar for Global Ethnography (5 EC)
- Master thesis project (15 EC)