|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A Bachelor“s degree with at least 45 ECTS-points (i.e. 75 % of a full-time academic year of study) within anthropology.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
4. Statement of relevance: a brief statement in English (1-2 pages) which explains:
You may also enclose additional documentation of relevant work experience, courses, letters of recommendation, etc.
Grounded in anthropological theory, the course programme “Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography” presents you with global medical problematics. It investigates the role of biomedicine at all levels of society – from the individual to the global. With the concept glocal we point attention towards the unfolding of biomedicine (including biotech sciences) in dynamic global-local interlinkages.
You will learn how to analyze medical knowledge and practice as part of cultural landscapes that influence the very meaning of what it is to be human, and the conditions people live under in a globalized world. Through multidisciplinary discussions of the social and biological life of illness and disease you will be trained to challenge implicit assumptions about universalism and determinism and groomed to engage in collaboration with epidemiologists, geneticists and other scientists in the broad fields of health and medicine.
Themes explored during the course programme
- the social creation of unstable diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, anorexia, fibromyalgia);
- local adaptation to large public health disorders (e.g. AIDS, cancer, diabetes);
- the role of the pharmaceutical industry in the creation of diseases (e.g. restless legs);
- current changes in the understanding of inheritance and environment, represented by epigenetics and neurobiology.
The course programme allows you to take part in an exploration of the ways in which these globalised forms of knowledge influence humans’ perception of disease and experience with illness in local contexts.
Anthropologists have many different career paths, including teaching, project management, development projects, and consultancy and analysis work within the following areas:
- The social sector;
- Organisation and staff;
- Development and aid to developing countries;
- Analysis and evaluation;