The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme designed for students interested in the comparative study of global issues from below, from the margins, and across borders. It explores development in a critical and forward-looking manner as pertaining to all regions in the world including the Global South.
Courses in the programme equip students with analytical and methodological tools in anthropology and sociology to explore four key themes:
- power and conflict
- space, population and mobility
- social movements and transformations
- culture and identity
Given the Institute's unique location and history, this programme also offers students the exciting possibility of applying the tools and theories of anthropology and sociology to the research of international organisations and transnational governance, as well as topics in the intersecting fields of international and
The programme corresponds to 90 ECTS. It comprises a set of compulsory methods and thematic courses and a number of electives. During their second year, students will undertake short-term fieldwork and write an original research dissertation (mémoire) for 30 ECTS.
Graduates of the Master programme fulfilling rigorous admission requirements may continue to the PhD programme in Anthropology and Sociology of Development. The PhD programme is designed to take a maximum of four years after the MA. During their doctoral studies, candidates are required to obtain 24 course credits and defend a preliminary thesis dissertation (mémoire préliminaire de thèse) before
completing fieldwork and writing their doctoral thesis.
The programme also allows to undertake a PhD minor in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, with 18 required course credits (both from the Master and PhD course offerings).