Anthropology studies people and their relationships around the world. What does it mean to be a human? What connects people together in families, communities, societies and culture? How do people organize and manage life? In each culture, these issues seem self-evident and become apparent in situations where people from different cultures meet. The master's studies in Cultural and Social Anthropology provide basic knowledge in the field of anthropology, and through practical work students can choose to study those aspects of society and culture that are of particular interest to students. Students choose a variety of topics from research, from in-depth research on gathering resources in one family to life in organizations, church and marriage courses, and the experience of serious illness. All topics are united by in-depth research based on people's daily life routines, observations and people's stories about their lives. Anthropology students read, analyze, discuss and research a lot, gaining a comprehensive and comparative view of social life. Special attention is paid to methods of obtaining, processing and analysing qualitative data. 

The structure of the programme consists of three components. Throughout the programme, theory courses are acquired, following the development of theoretical thought and strengthening academic reading, thinking, argumentation and writing skills at a higher level. The branch of methods consists of both a course of methods and a field work course driven by students' interests and the competence of lecturers, which is supported by smaller research projects, culminating in an independent master's thesis. The branch of thematic courses allows to strengthen the connection between theoretical and empirical knowledge. The exact topics of the courses can be considered in the study plan.

Job opportunities

The anthropology programme not only develops academically educated anthropologists, but also serves as a further step in personal and professional development, providing analytical, work organization and life skills that can be used in business, public administration and the non-governmental sector. Studies provide skills that are useful in the labour market, which allows you to work in research both in specialized research companies and in an analytical position in companies or institutions. As the programme prepares not only in the specialty, but also develops general work organization, management and systematic thinking and writing skills, they will be useful in a wide variety of workplaces.

Study offer

Studies are possible both full-time and by creating an individual plan, also in a longer period of time, if they need to be combined with work. In the latter case, there is no overpayment for studies – studying slowly will not cost more in general, but it must be taken into account that the state does not support "slow" studies of working students.

Full-time study plans for each year of admission can be found here (at least 10 credits per semester for "slow" studies):