Master (2 years) of of Science in Anthropology, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR


The MSc in Anthropology is a two-year degree programme taught at one of the largest anthropological research establishments in Europe, The Departement of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. 

The aim of the programme is to provide theoretically based higher education with thematic and regional specialisation as well as experience in research methodology including data acquisition and cultural analysis. The Department of Anthropology offers two specialisation tracks for the Master´s Degree: Specialisation in Business and Organisational Anthropology and specialisation in Anthropology of Health. The specialisation tracks are an opportunity to have a more targeted profile for your degree program and your Master´s diploma.

As part of the programme you will be asked to plan, conduct and analyse a larger fieldwork, which will serve as the basis for your master’s thesis. The fieldwork can be conducted in either Denmark, in your home country or abroad, as your training will allow you to find new perspectives on the ordinary and give you the ability to find the familiar in the unknown.

Career Opportunities  

As an anthropologist, you have a sharp sense of what is important to people; therefore, anthropologists often work as consultants, coordinators, project leaders or office managers with responsibility for projects.

The following is a list of some of the career opportunities available for anthropologists:
  • Consulting work and project work, including qualitative studies, analysis, project leadership, planning and evaluation in both the private and public sectors
  • Integration-related work for municipalities and for NGO’s
  • Product and market development and management
  • User-driven innovation for private firms and municipalities
  • Teaching and outreach at universities, municipal primary and lower secondary school, museums or at newspapers
  • Intercultural communication in international companies and organisations
  • Development work in Denmark and abroad
  • Research


A prerequisite for the MSc Programme in Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology is a bachelor's degree in anthropology or its equivalent. If your bachelor degree in anthropology is not from a Danish university it does not qualify you directly  and your application will therefore be individually assessed. 
Read more about qualifying for the Antrhopology programme at the University of Copenhagen

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, 
you should contact the departement of University of Copenhagen who hosts your program directly.

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


All students applying for an MSc degree with citizenship outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland must pay tuition fee. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


Studying at City Campus means being downtown Copenhagen. Everything the city has to offer is right outside the door. Nevertheless, it is easy to escape city noise in order to study or relax in one of the many beautiful, surrounding parks.The campus area accommodates the Faculty of Social Sciences and a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Centre for Health and Society is located between the city lakes and the transport hub Nørreport. This is a place brimming with history as the buildings are the former district general hospital with high ceilings and a stylish architectural look. Teaching facilities are modern, and in 2013, the University opened a new building with three auditoriums.

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