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M.A. Programme Structure

You can study the Master's programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology as a single or a dual Master's programme.

In the dual Master's programme, you choose another subject in addition to Social and Cultural Anthropology (be careful, this subject will be in German!). The programme's modules to be completed also depend on whether the Master's thesis is written in Social and Cultural Anthropology or in the second subject.

The new single Master's programme Social and Cultural Anthropology in English is expected to start in the winter semester 2021/22. The draft of the module handbook in German is currently under revision with the Faculty of Philosophy for approval.

Within the framework of this study profile, you must complete the two advanced modules AM1 and AM2 as well as one focus module and one supplementary module (1 to 3) each. You write the Master's thesis in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

In this study profile, you must complete the advanced modules AM1 and AM3 as well as a focus module of your choice. You write the Master's thesis in your other subject.

Within the framework of the single Master's programme, you complete all three advanced modules and two focus modules of your choice as well as at least two supplementary modules from EM 1-8.

You are required to study one of the supplementary modules 1 to 3. In addition, you are required to complete 12 CPs (credit points) in the other supplementary modules 4 to 8.

In the single Master's programme, you can acquire additional qualifications in the following subjects:

  • Political Science
  • Islamic Studies
  • African Studies
  • Archaeology

Programme and Module Structure