Global Ethnography (MSc)
From theory to practice: follow courses, write a research proposal, go on fieldwork and present your data.
Professional research skills
In the master's specialisation Global Ethnography, will follow several courses that aim to make your research project as successful as possible. From writing an academic research proposal to the complex task of writing up data once you return from the field. Each student also receives individual supervision for the duration of the specialisation to discuss the research proposal and process of the thesis.
A number of courses highlighted
Large Issues, Small Places is meant as an introduction to the practice of ethnographic research, with its predominant focus on the issues of the writing of ethnography, the philosophy of science behind the practice of research, the reading and judging of an ethnography, and some of the basic theoretical principles behind ethnographic methods and ethics, and the setting up of ethnographic objects and projects.
Research Design aims to prepare students for the practical and epistemological complexities of conducting ethnographic fieldwork. The course centres on three-hour tutorials. In these tutorials issues related to formulating the main research questions, operationalization, methodology, ethics and the organization of each student’s research internship will be discussed.
As a Global Ethnography student, you can join one of our field schools in Ghana or the Netherlands. Field schools provide additional training in ethnographic research techniques, in which you gain insights in some of the most frequently used tools and techniques (e.g. interview, survey, network analysis and mapping or photo and video elicitation) that may help you with your research project.
The Thesis Seminar aims to establish the analytical connection between, on the one hand, the fieldwork experiences and the data collected during fieldwork, and, on the other hand, the theories and epistemologies discussed in the first part of the Master's programme. The focus will be on the level of analysis, the units of analysis, and the process of constructing a written academic argument.
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In the prospectus, you will find a complete overview and full course descriptions of the courses Global Ethnography has to offer.
Global Ethnography research opportunitities
Within the Global Ethnography specialisation, you can develop your own research project or make use of the research opportunities offered by our staff members listed here.