The supplementary subject in Anthropology is only offered in English from September 1, 2018. More information will follow on this page.

People, culture and society

Are you interested in the interaction between people and society? And in cultures all over the world? At the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, you have the opportunity to obtain an understanding of your own world and how this connects to the world around you. You are introduced to current and earlier theories about people, culture and society. You also learn many tools that enable you to examine and understand anthropological and ethnographical contexts.

More than just textbooks

As an anthropology and ethnography student, you face other challenges than just textbooks and lectures. In this study programme, you also acquire knowledge by analysing and reflecting on data that you have helped gather. In other words, you can use your own special academic interests to influence your degree programme personally.

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in anthropology and ethnography

The supplementary subject in anthropology and ethnography, combined with two years of completed basic studies, qualifies you for admission to the Master’s degree programme in anthropology and ethnography.

Good questions to ask in anthropology and ethnography:

  • Where do you find information about culture?
  • What do we know about the Mexican death dance?
  • How does a national identity come about?
  • When can you talk about “good integration”?
  • How does the Filipino view of “young people” differ from the Danish?

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Structure bachelor


Student life

The academic environment

The teaching at the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography is a combination of lectures and classroom lessons with the active participation of both teachers and students. You also participate in group work and carry out empirical investigations as part of your studies.

Student life at Moesgaard

The Department of Anthropology is based at Moesgaard, along with the other studies. The location in beautiful surroundings outside the city creates a special atmosphere and a sense of belonging shared by all students at Moesgaard – you study in your very own universe at the university.


In combination with your main subject, the supplementary subject in anthropology and ethnography qualifies you to work as a consultant, teacher or head of department within the following areas:

  1. Analysis and evaluation
  2. Organisation and staff
  3. Development and aid to developing countries
  4. Health and welfare
  5. The social sector



Competence profile

The supplementary subject in anthropology and ethnography provides you with the following skills:



  • You learn to apply different methodologies when processing, analysing and assessing complex academic and interdisciplinary issues.
  • You learn to use your interdisciplinary skills to analyse anthropological and ethnographical issues.
  • You acquire skills in selecting scientific/academic methodologies and analyses from different anthropological and interdisciplinary fields.
  • You strengthen your ability to work in a targeted fashion, whether independently or in a group context.