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Study Social Anthropology in Germany: 7 Universities with 7 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Social Anthropology is an insightful field focused on the comparative study of human societies and cultures. It explores social patterns, cultural norms, and the diverse ways in which people live around the world. Students delve into topics like kinship, ritual, economic systems, and belief structures, often through ethnographic research. The curriculum emphasizes understanding the complexities of social relationships, cultural identity, and human behavior. Skills developed include qualitative research, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity. Graduates often pursue careers in research, cultural organizations, international NGOs, or policy development, where they apply their deep understanding of human societies to address global challenges and foster cross-cultural understanding.

Overview

masters
7

Study Programs in English

universities
7

Universities

ranking
6

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (5 programs for EU citizens, 3 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 2,640 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and September 30

Summer Semester

between June 15 and July 15

View all 7 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Social Anthropology

#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#89Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Social Anthropology in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
42.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
57.1% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

71.4% directly at University
28.6% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Social Anthropology in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

93 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

93 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

1 English Degree Program for Social Anthropology in Germany

Program Features

4-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

71.4%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

28.6%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Social Anthropology

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,200

Program Fees: € 1,250 - € 2,640

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Cologne

public University · No. of Students: 53,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Münster

public University · No. of Students: 44,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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