Anthropology involves studying humans and their various aspects. Some different types of anthropology include social, cultural, biological and linguistic anthropology. Each seeks to answer questions regarding the specific humankind topic at hand.
The program provides extensive training in the field of the cultural studies of the Arctic, whilst encouraging students to design, to analyze, to research in the sphere
MISSION OF THE MASTER PROGRAM “CULTURAL DIMENSION OF THE ARCTIC” is to create knowledge system about fundamental principles and regularities of processes and mechanisms of development and creation of cultural images of the Arctic, their scientific, philosophical, religious and mythological, art reconstruction, representation, interpretation, and broadcasting in modern society. The program will contribute to steady life support and activity of indigenous ethnic groups, preservation of ethnocultural diversity in the Arctic region.
PRELIMINARY LIST OF MAIN COURSES
Technologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. The Arctic as a special territory of heritage. Reserved ethnocultural landscapes of the Arctic.
Traditional cultural practices of inhabitants of the Arctic region.
Ethnocultural self-identification of indigenous people of the Arctic in the changing world: traditional values and modernization.
Art development of the Arctic. Arctic art.
Contemporary cultural practices: the Arctic tourism, ethno-art, design. Preservation and actualization of cultural heritage in the Arctic (historical and cultural monuments, objects of sea heritage, memorable places of polar expeditions; mentality, traditions, folklore).
The Master SCA enables students to develop and strengthen their research capabilities while anchoring in the theoretical paradigm of human security. The program explores
Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Are you interested in Anthropology and topics like development aid, culture, identity, religion and sustainable development? Do you aim to graduate with a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ program Social and Cultural Anthropology could be just what you are looking for. Millions of people worldwide live in poverty and war. How do they give meaning to their existence and what strategies do they use to reach a better standard of living and a sense of freedom? Migration seems to be the last resort for desperate people. What do refugees and persons seeking asylum find in their new home country and in what way are they welcomed by the local peoples?...
Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance o
Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology
Duration: All SOAS PhD programmes are expected to take a maximum of 48 months fulltime (three years of full fees that includes one-year fieldwork, and one final year of continuation). The PhD programme may also be taken part-time. If taken part-time, it is normally expected that both the year-long fieldwork component and continuation year are taken full time.
Entry Requirements: a BA and/or MA degree in Anthropology, with a merit or equivalent in the Master's Degree and an MA dissertation grade of 65% (UK) or higher. Applicants must provide a clear and coherent research proposal of 2000 words.
Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and
The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in the fields of Social Sciences or Humanities.
Master in Social Anthropology, the first anthropology program launched in the Baltic States, gives you the opportunity to become an expert in cross-cultural analysis and a mediator of socio-cultural encounters.
Certificate in Intercultural Understanding (Southern Illinois University, USA)
An international cooperation between VMU and Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers an opportunity for MA in Social Anthropology students to attain the SIU Certificate in Intercultural Understanding. Students may complete the 24 ECTS credits of the Module of Study in Intercultural Understanding offered by the Department of Anthropology, SIU, by taking a total of four courses given at VMU campus as part of their degree studies. The Certificate from SIU is issued alongside their Master degree from VMU....
The Master in Cognition and Human Evolution provides interdisciplinary training for the study of cognitive abilities and the forms of social organization characteristic o
What does it consist of?
The Master in Cognition and Human Evolution provides interdisciplinary training for the study of cognitive abilities and the forms of social organization characteristic of our species. The aim is to provide an up-to-date view of current knowledge about human cognitive and social evolution, as well as to instruct in the research techniques of the more nuclear disciplines to the program (anthropology, psychology, philosophy). The master's degree is promoted by three research groups of the UIB:
Policy, Work and Sustainability (PTS): www.uib.es/depart/dfl/pts/index.htmlNeuropsychology and Cognition (Neurocog): www.neurocog-uib.com/members/Evolution and Human Cognition (Evocog): evocog.orgWhat will you learn?...
The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include
The program offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire analytical tools with which to approach contemporary global and local social processes and trends. These include issues such as migration with its corollaries of increasing cross-cultural contact and new diaspora politics, financial crises and advancement of neo-liberal (and other) policies, both internationally and locally, the transformation of political subjectivities in the context of shifting ideas about development, state-building, and nation.
The program provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological basis with which to critically explore a variety of pressing issues in (post)modern society. Through lectures, seminars, and independent reading, students gain knowledge in social, and specifically anthropological, theory. A variety of compulsory and optional courses help students to develop a thoroughly anthropological approach to the themes of self and agency, gender, state and power, borders/migration, consumerism, art/performance. Working with texts is accompanied by ethnographic fieldwork whereby students not only advance their skills of data gathering but also learn to test and creatively develop their theoretical frameworks....