Master's Thesis in Anthropology of Development

Study facts

Course codeSANT355
ECTS credits30
Teaching semesterSpring
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Social Anthropology

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Social Anthropology

Fosswinckelsgate 6

5007 Bergen

Homepage: http://www.uib.no/antro

E-mail: advice@sosantr.uib.no

Phone: +47 55 58 92 50

Fax: +47 55 58 92 60

Objectives and Content

For many, the master's thesis represents the conclusion of their university studies. In the thesis the student is to give an account of the thematic, methodological and theoretical premises upon which the work is based. The empirical material that is analysed must be presented in a clear manner, and emphasis is placed on a mastery of comparative ethnography and relevant theory in judging the thesis.

The thesis will constitute an independent piece of work based upon personal investigation. The theme for the research project is chosen by the student, in consultation with her/his supervisor.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Individual supervision, periodic participation in seminars

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The production of the thesis - of maximum 35000 words - through independent writing (obligatory, included in exam).

Semester of Instruction

Spring 2014, thereafter every 4th semester

Access to the Course

The course is available to students at the Master¿s Programme in Anthropology of Development

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

- Write an ethnographic text based on own research and analysed with the help of relevant theories applied from the course curriculum, the specific thematic chosen, and region of study.

- Work independently with complex empirical data and make choices of relevance.

- Produce a comparative, explorative and reasoned text based on own findings and features of the thematic field chosen.

- Manage proper devices of literature referencing, protecting informants and academic ethics.

- Contribute to a common pool of expert knowledge about own field of study.

Required Previous Knowledge

Completed the first year of the program; SANT304, SANT307, SANT309, SANT303

Completed fieldwork; SANT322.

Forms of Assessment

Evaluation of thesis (A-F). There is no oral examination of the thesis.

Grading Scale

Grading A-F

Course Evaluation

A third of the courses offered each semester will be evaluated through My Space

Department

Department of Social Anthropology