Social and Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen

Dear freshman MA students of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
A warm welcome to you!  We are very happy that you decided to study with us!

We will arrange a welcome event at the beginning of the semester and discuss the specific features, content and structure of the MA programme with you and also allocate tutors. There will be introductory events for all BA and MA first semesters were you will be able to talk to the student council and other students.

Due to Covid 19 please wear a mask in all facilities of the University and take care of the regulations of the University such as the distance regulations between yourself and other people.

Also due to Covid 19 the lectures in 2021 will continue to take place in a different mode, most of the MA lectures will be partly online, partly in person, some courses will be only online. The exact procedure will also depend on the ongoing pandemic situation.

In the meantime we wish you all the best, if you have any urgent questions, please contact: Gabriele.Alexspam

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To help you decide whether studying social and cultural anthropology (in Tübingen) is right for you

we designed a free online class that covers major questions of the MA program such as:

  • What is social and cultural anthropology?

  • What are the learning objectives? What is studying social and cultural anthropology in Tübingen like? What job perspectives come with a master's degree in social and cultural anthropology?

  • Which kind of core competencies are needed/learned?

  • What does the application process look like?

To start the online class, please, follow this link:

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to demonstrate that they meet the academic requirements for admission to the MA program. This usually means a holding a BA degree in social and/or cultural anthropology. Students may be expected to take extra courses to obtain any skills lacking from their Bachelor's program. Since all courses are offered in English, applicants must have successfully passed the Cambridge Certificate Test B2.

The program runs for two years. It commences each winter semester.