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120 ECTS - MA degree

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Postgraduate studies in anthropology are available for students who have a background in anthropology and students who want to add anthropology to previous studies. In postgraduate studies, students receive training in different research methods and have scope to choose research topics in accordance with their areas of interest.

In addition to the traditional postgraduate studies in anthropology, the study program also offers a program in Global Studies with specialisation in Global Health, Migration and Multicultural Society and Development Studies. This programme does not require prerequisites for studies in anthropology.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

BA, BEd, BS degree with First Class grades or equivalent. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.

Students not holding a BA degree in Anthropology are required to take at least 30 ECTS credits in undergraduate courses in Anthropology. The courses are: MAN106G, MAN203G and MAN331G. The required undergraduate courses do not count towards the master´s degree. The undergraduate courses are taught in Icelandic

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Job opportunities

Studies in anthropology come in handy as there is a need for a solid understanding of cultural diversity, the nature and meaning of human relations and activities, and the biological characteristics and identities of the species. Anthropologists work e.g. in the media, museums, immigration, education, development cooperation, peacekeeping and genetic research.

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Examples of work platforms

  • The media
  • Museums
  • Immigration issues
  • Teaching
  • Development cooperation
  • Peacekeeping
  • Genetic research

Contact us

Student and Teaching Service at the School of Social

Gimli, Sæmundargata
102 Reykjavík, Iceland
Open weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tel. +354 525 4500