Bachelor at the Institute of Anthropology in Leipzig

The Bachelor of Anthropology teaches students to critically reflect on culture and plurality, social change, relations of people to their environments, gender and equality, war and conflict, to name a few areas of interest. A bachelor degree typically consists of six (6) semesters (180 European Credit Points). During these semesters, students take courses including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Also, students are encouraged to study one or two semesters abroad and to conduct an internship. Students complete their BA by writing a Bachelor thesis of approximately 15,000 words length. Teaching at the BA level is predominantly conducted in German.

 

Structure of the Bachelor

 

Semester

Courses

Credit points

Total Credit points

1st

Introduction to Anthropology

Contemporary topics in Anthropology Economics and Politics

Body, Kinship and Gender

5

5

10

10

30

2nd

Methods in Anthropology

Religion, Ritual and Performance

Language Elective 1

10

10

10

30

3rd

General Elective 1

General Elective 2

Introduction to Regional Anthropology

Language Elective 2

10

10

5

10

35

4th

Regional Elective

General Elective 3

Internship

10

10

10

30

5 th

General Elective 4

General Elective 5

General Elective 6

10

10

10

30

6 th

Bachelor Thesis

Bachelor Thesis Seminar

Interdisciplinary Course

10

5

10

25

Total

 

180


The Institute of Anthropology warmly welcomes students from abroad interested to study one or two semesters in Leipzig. Exchange students can combine courses at the Institute for Anthropology with courses at other institutes. For more information, please contact Markus Höhne, our staff member responsible for the Erasmus program and student exchange.

 

Application Procedure

 The qualification requirements for the Bachelor in Anthropology follow the general university guidelines. Additionally, applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:
(1) Solid proficiency in German (profeciency at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).
(2) Solid proficiency in English (profeciency at level B2 (CEFR)).
(3) Proficiency in another academic language (proficiency at level A2 (CEFR)).
(4) Willingness to learn non-European languages.
A consultation interview at the Institute of Anthropology is recommended before application.

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