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Amsterdam Master's in Medical Anthropology

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English
Duration
14 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Amsterdam Master in Medical Anthropology focuses on skills development to help solve important health problems. You learn how you can formulate the right goals for medical anthropological research. At the end of the course you have a basic knowledge of cultural and medical anthropological concepts and theories and you're familiar with qualitative research. Graduates of this program will be able to use this knowledge to design and implement research projects.

The first trimester focuses on the field of medical anthropology and its specializations. All students take two core introduction modules in cultural anthropology and medical anthropology and the core module Studying Health and Disease.

The second trimester gives an in-depth view of medical anthropological approaches. All students take the core module Ethnographies of Health and Health Care. In addition, they must choose two of several thematic modules that reflect themes in the research program of the Medical Anthropology Unit. Thematic modules may vary from year to year. The 2009-2010 course offers:

• Gender, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Fertility
• Children, Health and Well-being: a cultural perspective
• Aids in the 21st Century: A Medical Anthropological Perspective
• Culture, Psychology and Psychiatry
• Medicine and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective

The third trimester focuses on anthropological research methods, and on the design and realization of a relevant research project. All students take a core module on research methods, during which they choose a relevant topic for anthropological inquiry and design a proposal and work plan for the realization of this research. The second half of the third trimester and the following summer months are used for fieldwork and writing a thesis.

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