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Applied Anthropology

Registration - EU applicants

Registration - non-EU applicants

Career opportunities

Studies prepare for:

  • graduates acquire wide-ranging knowledge about human beings (in socio-cultural, linguistic, historical, biological, and esp. philosophical dimensions)
  • learn how to bring about “good life” for the most needy
  • choose a specialization: intercultural management (organizes targeted activities) or intercultural brokering (designs activities and prepares the environment for communication purposes, mitigating social conflicts)
  • can participate in research and practical projects
  • are prepared to work (through internships and study visits) in intercultural areas of business, health and education, and in humanitarian organizations

Graduate are creative, open and critical; understand the ways of functioning of different perspectives of perceiving reality, prepare projects to implement the planned goal. They have an orientation in the world political, economic, health and cultural situation, including humanitarian aid institutions.

Can communicate in interpersonal and intercultural communication, possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles.

Students knows and uses two modern foreign languages (Western or Russian) and uses at least one modern language of the non-Western cultures (Arabic / Chinese).

Graduates can select appropriate tools of analysis and interpretation of problems (social, humanitarian, political, economic, legal  and educational), analyze anthropological texts; collect and analyze ethnographic and sociological data.

A bachelor’s degree entitles you to:

  • can progress to MA programmes (e.g.. in Philosophy, Cognitive Studies or Social Sciences)


Work placements

  • Compulsory work placements

Graduates of applied anthropology can find employment in international and national aid agencies, cultural and social organizations, non-profit and for-profit social agencies whose activity concerns the areas of management, research, health, media, education and tourism, government and non-government structures (esp. devoted to immigrants and refugees, eg. The United Nations (esp. UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, PCK, Caritas, The Rule of Law Institute Fundation or government offices) and research agencies.

Professions (among others): employee of international aid agencies, non-governmental organizations for health or finance or development of local communities, manager of international non-profit projects, specialist in the field of development, intercultural communication, employee in the field of international development problems, equal rights, market and social affairs researcher, media – local, specialist and global, legal adviser on migration, public relations employee, lecturer, researcher (also in non-anthropological fields), museum employee. curator of exhibitions.

  • Traineeships

Students enjoy an opportunity of gaining practical work experience from the two student practice programmes (3 weeks and 3 months) in the international areas of business, health and education as well as governmental and non-governmental humanitarian organizations, and a range of similar institutions across a number of sectors.

Students undergo internships in institutions dealing with humanitarian aid, pro-social acting, intercultural brokering and management, education, culture and research.

Skills acquired by graduates

Our graduates are creative and enterprising, they are open and critical to new ideas, concepts, theories and arguments; understand the ways of functioning of different perspectives of perceiving reality and various cognitive and life contexts of communities, possess theoretical and practical skills, such as basic research skills including formulating and analyzing socio-cultural and philosophical problems, preparing projects to implement the planned goal and applies this knowledge to practical endeavors, help to solve everyday problems of the needy (economic, legal, health, educational, social relations and other), select methods and tools of research and work, process, apply and present results of work and research. Applied Anthropology graduates can undertake management and brokering tasks in the intercultural field – jobs most desirable by employers.

Our graduates can improve skills in interpersonal and intercultural communication; take intermediary actions between individuals and groups from various social or cultural backgrounds, they know the principles of verbal and non-verbal communication, can communicate and argue their views in a precise manner, use specialized terminology and methods of expression corresponding to current situations, can communicate with specialists from various anthropological areas and with other target groups, using different languages, techniques and channels of communication; can listen, speak, accurately argue, use language and terminology both specialized and one adequate with regard to the target group, possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles.

Applied anthropology graduates can define the basic economic and legal conditions of business activity and forms of individual entrepreneurship, determines the opportunities for professional development and selects forms of own development and lifelong learning, undertakes activities in the field of initiating business activity and creating her/his own professional career.

Applied anthropology graduates can select appropriate tools of analysis and interpretation of anthropological problems (social, humanitarian, political, economic, legal  and educational), can analyze anthropological texts; can collect and analyze ethnographic and sociological data, summarize and analyze socio-cultural and philosophical problems, identify their key assumptions and anticipate consequences of activities and inferences.

The graduate can use basic ICT tools, such as word processors, visual presentation software as well as web services and apps.

The graduate knows and uses one modern foreign language at the level that allows them to translate into a native language (and vice versa), and another (Western) one at least at the elementary level (A2). The graduate also knows and uses at least one modern language of the non-Western cultures (Arabic / Chinese) at the elementary level (A1) required for everyday communication with representatives of these communities as well as for translation and filling in the basic legal forms imposed by the immigration law (using both English and the language of the local community).


Education requirements

Secondary School Diploma and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.