The Master's Programme ‘Social Anthropology’
The TSU Masters Degree Programme in Social Anthropology is one of the few programmes of higher education in Russia to educate and train social anthropologists. Social Anthropology is a social science that explores the world’s social and cultural diversity and at the same time provides different opportunities for practical work upon graduation (consulting and analytics; evaluation of state, international, (non) commercial, social and other types of projects; marketing and sociological research; mass media, etc.).
Important to know
A qualification to be conferred: Masters Degree
A broader field of specialisation: 46.04.03 'Anthropology and Ethnology'
Duration: 2 years
Mode of study: Full-time
Taught in languages: Russian
The Programme’s content
Among the courses we offer are:
- Theory and methodology of contemporary knowledge in social sciences and the humanities,
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods,
- Human ethology and evolutionary psychology,
- Anthropology of gender and age,
- Anthropology of contemporary conflicts,
- Anthropology of migration,
- English for professional purposes,
- Project management, etc.
In the course of your studies, you will be introduced to some of the best international standards and professional practices in the field of social anthropology and will acquire skills in practical work and applied research.
In addition, you will get a chance to participate in a number of professional and research events, including international ones, organised by the TSU Department of Anthropology and Ethnology and its partners, such as workshops, guest lectures, conferences, fora, summer schools, and field trips.
The Programme provides you with knowledge and skills that you will be able to apply in a variety of professional contexts, e.g., at federal, regional and local government organisations, at educational and research institutions, in the field of marketing, consulting and analytics, at museums and other cultural institutions, and at international (non) governmental organisations. There will also be an opportunity for you to proceed to a doctoral degree in ‘Ethnography, Ethnology, and Anthropology’ (code 07.00.07), if you choose to. Furthermore, the TSU Masters Degree in Social Anthropology will prepare you for continuing your education or research abroad, in fields such as anthropology, sociology, migration studies, borders research, international development, etc.
Social anthropology is a master programme run at National Research Tomsk State University (TSU) that is a recognized and highly-ranked centre of science and education in Siberia and beyond (TSU in 2019: #3 in Russian National University Rankings, #268 according to QS World University Rankings, 501-600 in THE Rankings, and #8 in EECA University Rankings). Thus, our students will get access to the infrastructure of one of the leading national universities in Russia that will ensure best learning experience for them.
Admission requirements are:
1. To submit application including:
- a higher education degree certificate/diploma (bachelor/specialist/master), preferably in social sciences/humanities
- a motivation letter of 500 words max.
2. Applicants selected for the second round will:
- be invited to an interview (conducted in both Russian and English).
Director of the Programme: Iraida V. Nam, Dr.Sc. (History), Professor at TSU Department of Russian History, and Head of Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research