Master of Science (MSc) in Anthropology – University of Copenhagen

Master of Science (MSc) in Anthropology

The MSc in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen is a two-year degree programme taught in English. The aim is to provide theoretically based higher education with thematic and regional specialisation as well as experience in research methodology including data acquisition and cultural analysis. The Department of Anthropology offers two specialisation tracks for the Master´s Degree: Specialisation in Business and Organisational Anthropology and specialisation in Anthropology of Health. The specialisation tracks are an opportunity to have a more targeted profile for your degree program and your Master´s diploma. These tracks are within the structure of the master. Read more about them under the Programme Structure

The programme is offered in English.

As a student at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen, you will be studying at one of the largest anthropological research establishments in Europe. As part of the programme you will be asked to plan, conduct and analyse a larger fieldwork, which will serve as the basis for your master’s thesis. The fieldwork can be conducted in either Denmark, in your home country or abroad, as your training will allow you to find new perspectives on the ordinary and give you the ability to find the familiar in the unknown.

Find information about the Profile and Career.


”As an anthropologist, you have a sharp sense of what is important to people; therefore, anthropologists often work as consultants, coordinators, project leaders or office managers with responsibility for projects.”

Read more about the kind of jobs that anthropologists have...

Questions and Answers

Student Advisory Service

If you seek academic advice in relation to your studies, please contact the student advisors:

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Building 5, 1st floor, Room 5.1.20
1353 København K
Phone: (+45) 35 32 34 53