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About the programme
GPA 2018: All applicants admitted  
Language: English  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september


The supplementary subject in Anthropology is only offered in English from September 1, 2018.

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:

  • What is the essence of culture and society?
  • How can we understand religion and identity in a global world?
  • How is a sense of national identity created?
  • How do people communicate with objects and their environment?

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.

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The job opportunities available to graduates who have studied anthropology as a supplementary subject depend a great deal on their main subject and which Master’s degree programme they choose (if any).

The anthropology programme gives you insight into the similarities and differences between cultures, and teaches you how to analyse complex cultural issues. You learn how to select and apply anthropological methods, and how to communicate your results both orally and in writing. You also learn about the best ways of collecting and processing anthropological data.

Further study

A supplementary subject in anthropology plus the successful completion of two years of your main subject qualifies you to apply for the Master’s degree programme in anthropology, which builds on what you have learned during the supplementary subject.

Anthropology graduates often work as project managers, consultants, teachers or analysts. For example in the fields of innovation, social work or development and aid work.