B.Sc. On Campus

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

Leiden University

36 months
12100 EUR/year
1105 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to understand the complexities of today’s gender issues, social media use, food habits, social justice movements, labour relations or religious expressions? Join the Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology programme from Leiden University and get insight into people's social and cultural differences!


Why study Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology?

The Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology programme from Leiden University challenges you to explore cultural diversity by seeing the world through other people’s eyes. You will be challenged to dive deep into topics that move you, from climate change to racism, homelessness, or child labour, to name but a few. 

At Leiden, there’s also more to being an anthropologist than just reading about people or talking to political elites. We offer a unique mix of theory and practice, with students conducting fieldwork, doing internships, and producing films in the Netherlands and abroad.

What skills will you have?

After finishing your bachelor's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, you have a strong understanding of cultural and social differences, experience with different research methods, and knowledge of how to apply these methods to fieldwork. In addition, you will have gained a solid foundation in analytical writing, invaluable for both academic and professional career paths.

Programme Structure


  • Diversity & Development
  • Media Worlds
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Visual methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can be admitted with an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma. Our Admissions Office has drawn up a list of common non-Dutch diplomas that generally meet the minimum academic requirements. If your diploma is not on this list you may still be admitted. You will receive more information on this once you have applied using the online application portal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1105 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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