Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-02010 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: Please contact the department.

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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Drawing from recently published ethnographic, theoretical, and/or methodological texts in cultural anthropology, this 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 course provides 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


Course administration

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13