Global Ethnography (MSc)
Why Leiden University?
The master's specialisation in Global Ethnography is all about your three-month ethnographic research project. Experienced scholars teach you in extensive courses and by individual supervision how to get to most of your research.
Three-month research project
The master's specialisation in Global Ethnography provides you with the possibility to develop your own individual research project and conduct ethnographic research on a topic you are truly passionate about. The research of our Leiden staff is conducted all over the world and stimulates you in preparing and realizing your own three months ethnographic fieldwork, examining how large issues manifest themselves on a local level. You can conduct your research project through our extensive partnerships at the Ghana Field School, or you can opt for joining our Field School in the Netherlands. Alternatively, you can avail of the research networks our Leiden staff elsewhere in the world.
Four reasons why you should study Global Ethnography at Leiden University
- The master’s specialisation in Global Ethnography provides you with the academic and professional skills required for the localised study of global connections, both in faraway places and close to home.
- Follow intensive courses and learn how to set up your own research project, to conduct ethnographic fieldwork, to analyse the outcomes and to present your findings.
- Take part in one of our Field Schools and receive excellent on the spot coaching by our experienced staff members.
- Benefit from our staff's research networks in the framework of Leiden University and beyond and build on the experience of our specialised researchers.
Study at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology is housed in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences within walking distance of the Leiden Central railway station. If you travel by train, a 5-minute walk will take you from the back of the station to the Pieter de la Court building. Here you'll find:
- Lecture halls;
- Editing rooms;
- A library with 70,000 printed specialist publications and extensive digital collections;
- About 300 computer workstations for students located in several places in the building;
- The African Studies Centre (ASC);
- The FSW cafe or restaurant to chat with your fellow students;
- The Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology study association Itiwana.
Study at a world-class university
Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
More reasons to choose Leiden University
POPcorner: Support in study and student life
Tackling your study in the right way does not come easily to everyone or at every time. In the POPcorner our Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences offers a unique facility set up in close consultation with students of varying cultural and social backgrounds. Through workshops, advice and online information we offer training and information about finding your way in academic and student life.