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Ethnology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #87 (ARWU) Basel, Switzerland
Ethnology programme at the University of Basel is the comprehensive science of man as a social being, which is why the concept of social anthropology in Germany more and more naturalized.
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Overview

The Ethnology programme at the University of Basel goal is to understand human behavior in different societies and to explain it in its natural, social, political, economic and cultural contexts. Ethnologists deal with rural as well as urban spaces. 

They explore everyday practice, social and religious movements, jurisprudence, conflicts, activities of state and international organizations, and explore how local cultures are embedded in regional, national and global spaces. 

The comparative perspective as well as the methods of participation and observation are particularly characteristic of ethnographic research. The field research, which often took a year or more, was and is constitutive for ethnology as a scientific discipline. At the undergraduate level, students deal with basic theories and methods, as well as with specific topics and research fields, with a regional focus on Africa and Oceania.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Political anthropology
  • Visual culture
  • Medical anthropology
  • Religious ethnology and ethnicity 
  • Identity and migration 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

The admission to a degree program at the University of Basel is granted in accordance with the admission regulations of the Rectorate and the regulations and rules of the university. The admission regulations for the upcoming academic year are issued in December by the Rectorate, in accordance 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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