Master’s Degree in "Social and Historical Anthropology". Department of Social Angthropology and History. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of the Aegean.


The holders of the master's degree acquires specialized knowledge on Social and Historical Anthropology with special emphasis on the ethnographic and historical approach of the Greek and wider Balkan and Mediterranean region. They systematically have access to and delve into the respective anthropologic and historic literature, acquire skills for research in the social anthropology and history by learning techniques for field research, archival research, oral interviews, and written texts. The research work leading to the acquisition of a postgraduate diploma contributes to Modern Greek anthropologic and historic literature.

Further Information

The purpose of the suggested programme is the specialisation in specific fields of the social and historical anthropology, the delving into Mediterranean, Balkan, and European anthropological and historical studies, the advancement of anthropological research in modern Greek society and history (from the 19th century until today), with a comparative orientation towards the wider historic and cultural area that includes the societies of the Greek peninsula, and the training of executives specialized on anthropologic and historic research.
In particular, this Programme aims for the following:
- Offer its students the necessary knowledge, experiences and skills that shall render them capable of pursuing a professional career in fields of scientific work related to social anthropology and history.
- Advance the Sciences of Social Anthropology and History both in the field of theory and of experiential research and its related applications.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.