Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (MSc)
Why Leiden University
The master's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology teaches students to independently design an academic research project, and execute and report on it with the full reflexivity that validates its expertise.
At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, learning incorporates the latest research. The research of our Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology staff is conducted all over the world and stimulates you in preparing and realizing your own three-month ethnographic fieldwork, examining how large issues manifest themselves on a local level.
Close, individual tuition
The MSc Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology enables you to conduct your own personalised research project, including supervision on subjects not available elsewhere. All classes are taught by accomplished scholars and small classes give you valuable time interacting with your supervisors.
An excellent start to your career
Your MSc Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. But that's not the only advantage of studying at Leiden. We challenge you to think and question more deeply, to challenge established wisdom and consider new perspectives by doing fieldwork, to apply what you learn to real-world situations. Our students learn how to become critical thinkers – a quality that will ensure they stand out in any future career.