Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 29 March 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-02010 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

Drawing from recently published ethnographic, theoretical, and/methodological texts in cultural anthropology, the course surveys contemporary developments in one or more subfields of cultural anthropology by means of a series of case-studies and/or thematic reviews presented in lectures, seminars and workshops.

The objective of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge and insights regarding one or more key debates in contemporary cultural anthropology and related developments in anthropological theory, method and ethnography.
After finishing the course you are expected to:

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of key contemporary debates and developments in social and cultural anthropology;
  • Be able to critically assess and compare alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to contemporary anthropological research themes;
  • Be able to elaborate on the implications of contemporary debates in social and cultural anthropology for your own Master's thesis project.

More information


Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA


Director of Studies, advanced level