ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

Master in Anthropology and Sociology of development


The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of development is a programme designed for students interested in the comparative study of global issues from the centres to the margins, and across borders. It examines in a critical way international relations and development with the goal of questioning totalising views of globalisation and the conventional North-South divide. Courses in the programme engage with theoretical approaches and methodological tools in anthropology and sociology in order to enable students to explore several key themes: development; the state and international governance; violence and conflict; rural-urban relations; migration; global health and biomedicine; law, market and labours; inequality; gender; environment; the politics of images.


GENERAL CURRICULUM OUTLINE

4 compulsory courses 2 x 6 + 2 x 3 = 18 ECTS
12 elective courses 12 x 6 = 72 ECTS

   8 to 10 courses in the discipline of specialisation
   (of which 3 recommended elective courses)

   48 to 60 ECTS

   2 to 4 courses in one or several complementary discipline(s)

   12 to 24 ECTS

Master dissertation 30 ECTS
TOTAL 90 + 30 = 120 ECTS


If they fulfill all curriculum requirements, MA students will receive a degree in anthropology and sociology of development. However, they will have the possibility to ask for an equivalency with the new degree in anthropology and sociology.

Each student is allowed to spread out the elective courses over semesters 1 to 4, but must take into account the following regulations:

  • Students must take a certain number of courses in their discipline of specialisation and in complementary disciplines;
  • It is obligatory for students to obtain a minimum of 18 ECTS credits each semester;
  • Failed courses cannot be repeated during the fourth semester of studies.


Students interested in the fast track option must obtain the 90 course credits required by the curriculum by the end of the third semester; these students should therefore not take the “Writing Workshop (MA Thesis)” reserved for students finishing the master programme. They should, however, take the “Doctoral Research Seminar I” in the third semester of the master programme.

Students have the opportunity to spend the third semester at one of the Institute’s partner universities as part of its exchange programmes. At the end of this period abroad, these students will be able to transfer a maximum of 30 ECTS credits.
 

INCOMING STUDENTS


SEMESTER 1: AUTUMN 2017 (30 ECTS)


2 COMPULSORY COURSES
(2 x 6 = 12 ECTS)


4 OR 5 ELECTIVE COURSES


SEMESTER 2: SPRING 2018 (30 ECTS)


2 COMPULSORY COURSES
(2 x 3 = 6 ECTS)


4 OR 5 ELECTIVE COURSES
Including 1 recommended elective course:


SEMESTER 3: AUTUMN 2018 (24 or 30 ECTS)


4 OR 5 ELECTIVE COURSES
Including 1 recommended elective course:


SEMESTER 4: SPRING 2019 (30 or 36 ECTS)


1 RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSE
(1 x 6 = 6 ECTS)


MASTER DISSERTATION
(30 ECTS)

 

CONTINUING STUDENTS


SEMESTER 3: AUTUMN 2017 (24 or 30 ECTS)


4 OR 5 ELECTIVE COURSES
(4 x 6 = 24 ECTS or 5 x 6 = 30 ECTS)
Including 1 recommended elective course:


SEMESTER 4: SPRING 2018 (30 or 36 ECTS)


1 RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSE
(1 x 6 = 6 ECTS)


DISSERTATION
(30 ECTS)

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION
(48 to 60 ECTS, 8 to 10 courses)


Autumn 2017


Spring 2018

 

IN ONE OR SEVERAL COMPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE(S)
(12 to 24 ECTS, 2 to 4 courses)


The complementary courses are the ones that you can choose from another disciplinary department or in the MIA and MDEV curricula, only if they are open to your department and subject to places being available. More specifically, you will be able to register to these courses online via Campus. These courses shouldn’t be confused with courses taken outside of the curricula (“hors-plan” courses) which are usually not opened to your department, or courses taken in an academic institution (out of exchange programmes). You can register to these courses with formal dispensation, under the condition not to exceed a cumulative total of 12 ECTS (on the whole four semesters) and to ask for authorisation to the Direction of Studies via a form available in the internet Student Portal.