Social Anthropology

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The Master’s programme in Social Anthropology is designed for students who wish to acquire advanced academic knowledge in social anthropology. The programme prepares students for carrying out academic research and engaging in solving practical problems. Upon completion of the programme students will be able either to participate in international job market for social anthropologists or continue their education at the level of PhD.

Title of Study Programme:

Social Anthropology

Head of Study Programme:

Mārtiņš Boiko, PhD, Professor

Form of Study Programme:

Full-time studies

Length of Study Programme and ECTS:

4 semesters, 2 years, 120 ECTS

Degree Awarded:

Master’s degree of Social Sciences in Social Anthropology

Aim of Study programme:

The aim of the programme is to prepare experts of social anthropology in accordance with international standards of social anthropology, able to research and solve practical problems.

Main objectives of Study Programme:

  • Improve and develop knowledge in the evaluation and analysis of cultural processes in the society in accordance with research goals and defined methods of acquiring, processing, analysing and interpreting the data.
  • Acquire deeper knowledge about various societies and cultures in the global context by developing skills to analyse social processes critically and comparatively.
  • Improve knowledge about writing of a scientific thesis, developing critical thinking; improving skills to carry out research in social anthropology and acquiring skills in critical thinking and presentation.

Assessment methods:

The master’s programme in Social Anthropology has adapted a partial module system. Each semester students usually have two courses that run throughout the semester and several five-week long courses. An important part of the evaluation and assessment system is participation in lectures, quality of answers in seminars, writing problem essays, performing group research and fieldwork, passing tests and exams.