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The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology offers a Bachelor’s programme in Dutch and a Master’s programme in English.


Master’s programmes

The international Master’s Social and Cultural Anthropology attracts students from the Netherlands and abroad. With around thirty students enrolled annually the department can offer close contact between students and staff. Recently the department has developed a new programme focused on mobility, diversity, and development. Currently, it ranks highests in the national student survey 2016.


Bachelor’s programme

The Bachelor’s degree course Culturele antropologie en ontwikkelingssociologie (Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology) contains the following courses taught in English:

  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Development and Globalization
  • Culture and New Media
  • And more...

Many students opt to study one semester abroad in the third year. The Department cooperates with many universities across the world for this purpose. There are also numerous opportunities for practical training, in the Netherlands or elsewhere.


The following clips give an indication of the topics the anthropologists of the department work with.