Official Master's Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Ideal student profileThis Master’s degree is aimed ideally at students with previous studies in the area of anthropology, but is also open to students from the humanities and social sciences.
The ideal student profile is one with international interest, highly motivated and committed, interested in critical reflection on social and cultural situations and phenomena, identifying and neutralising prejudice and being aware of the bias that forms part of an ethnocentric view. This capacity for critical thinking and reflection should be complemented by the ability to work in teams and adapt to the use the new of new technology as well as the capacity to manage information, organisation and planning. Ideal candidates are creative, versatile and have a particular interest in both internationalisation in all sociocultural phenomena or questions which they want to discover, study and analyse from a rigorous anthropological perspective, applying an ethnographical approach.
The programme is designed to offer top level international training with specialisation in transnational processes, cultural diversity and new forms of identity in the contemporary world
- Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
- Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
- Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
- Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.
- Identify epistemological and methodological developments in anthropology research in contexts of cultural diversity.
- Systematically relate concepts, theories and theoretical directions in the discipline of anthropology to analyse specific ethnographical contexts.
- Combine different methodologies to formulate relational and interpretative explanations that contribute to a deep understanding of the contexts.
- Make cross-cultural comparisons using the various procedures in anthropology.
- Carry out ground-breaking, flexible research in anthropology by applying theoretical-methodological designs and strategies and techniques for collecting and analysing specific data.
- Suitably combine the different techniques for collecting and analysing data in an anthropological research project.
- Evaluate the cultural appropriateness of social intervention programmes and cooperation and development programmes.
- Identify, in ethnographic fieldwork, different outlooks corresponding to ethnic, class, gender and age inequalities and identities.
- Defend and justify arguments with clarity and precision, so appropriate to the context, valuing the contributions of others.
- Work in a team, generating synergies in working environments involving different people to work in a coordinated and collaborative way.
- Using information technology and communication in the collection, processing and transmission of knowledge.