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Cultural Anthropology MA

Eötvös Loránd University
Eötvös Loránd University

Program description

Cultural Anthropology MA

The general goal of the program is to give relevant knowledge to students about the common universal human characteristics and values in their diverse and complex manifestations from the perspective of cultural anthropology.

Cultural anthropology is based on critical and interpretative thinking and uses the approaches and methodology of social sciences. Cultural anthropology has an applied perspective; methodologies include interpretation and field research. Critical anthropological thinking and fieldwork experiences help the students understand the differences and difficulties of social interactions, cultural and intercultural communication and their significances in a sensitive and interpretative way.

Using professional competencies acquired in the program, as fieldwork experience, practicing anthropological skills, interpretive thinking, inter-cultural mediation, the students will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in decisions of the social and economic life, international relations and communication, as well as in their professional career.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a BA/BBA degree in any of the following areas: Social Science, Communication and Media Science, International Studies, Political Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Social Pedagogy, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Community Coordination, Ethnography, Roma Studies. In case of other bachelor degrees: individual consideration.

Language Requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

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Program content

  • Compulsory courses
  • Fields of anthropology
  • Anthropology of the cultures of the world
  • Practice of anthropology
  • Fieldwork
  • Elective courses
  • Thesis

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for local/EU students is 1550 EUR

The price for International/Non-EU students is 3000 EUR.

Continuing studies

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities of our students embrace scientific-academic, applied and practicing anthropological perspectives.

Cultural anthropologists are applied in non-governmental organizations. Some of them have also found job possibilities in market research and multinational companies. Others work as social workers, social politicians or members of social developments.

Job examples

  • Academic researcher
  • Market researcher
  • International aid/development worker
  • Social researcher

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Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. As...

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Eötvös Loránd University

Egyetem tér 1-3
H-1053 Budapest

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