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EU code
14.9 - Others - Social Sciences
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Social Sciences
Medical Anthropology and Sociology (degree programme)
Language requirements
All students, applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. This may be based on a TOEFL (minimum score: 88 internet test, 230 computer test, 570 paper test), IELTS (minimum score: 6.5), or Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE B, CPE C)
Academic requirements
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in anthropology, sociology, political sciences, medical sciences (health, medicine and biomedical), history and psychology; they are expected to have sufficient knowledge of social sciences evidenced by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 20 ECTS credits during previous study. Promising candidates with less than 20 ECTS credits may be admitted, provided they complete a preparatory programme first.
Max available positions
Medical anthropologists and sociologists study health, disease and health care from a social science perspective. The focus is on questions such as how people experience and interpret disease, how they try to influence their own and other people’s health, how they communicate about that and how medical knowledge and practices are translated into health care structures. The Master in Medical Anthropology and Sociology trains students to become social scientists with thorough research skills that enable them to investigate issues on the interface between health, society and culture. Student will familiarise themselves with the cultural world views and social economic forces that shape health and health care. This programme offers a range of region-oriented courses from which to choose, as well as thematic courses that focus on different perspectives on contemporary developments. In addition, the courses provide training in new approaches to the social sciences and to issues related to migration and identity.
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12 months between Sep 1 2010 and Aug 31 2011
Contact person
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Additional information
Available field for target 1, 2, 3 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must: 1) Read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' 2) Check the instructions for this master’s application as detailed in - There you will find a description of the supplementary documents that you need to submit with your EMECW13 application in order to apply for this master. Further academic requirements: Applicants should have sufficient knowledge of social sciences research methodology evidenced by completion of at least (an equivalent of) 10 ECTS in previous studies. Promising candidates with less than 10 ECTS may be admitted if they complete an intensive one-month research methodology module first. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B/3.0 (American system), second class, lower division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (Dutch system)