Graduate School of Social Sciences

Study programme

Medical Anthropology and Sociology (MSc)

Programme outline

The programme consists of four core courses and one elective course in the first semester. The core courses focus on

  • contemporary topics in medical anthropology and sociology, 
  • social science theory as applied to health issues, 
  • global health and development, 
  • and research design. 

Students also take one elective course in a domain of health that relates to their research interests.

The programme is completed with a fieldwork of 8-10 weeks and a thesis in the second semester.

Thesis

The Master's thesis (15 ECTS) is based on qualitative research carried out by the student under supervision of a faculty member. Students design their own research projects and conduct their own fieldwork (12 ECTS), in the Netherlands or abroad. They may also connect their individual projects to the research activities of staff members, or to current PhD projects within the department.

Degree requirements

Upon successful completion of the coursework and the fieldwork and thesis project, students will receive an officially accredited Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Sociology and the title Master of Science.

More information

The complete description of all courses in this programme can be found in the online UvA Course Catalogue.

Published by  GSSS

Graduate School of Social Sciences

14 June 2016