M.A. Health and Society in South Asia

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Südasien-Institut / Abteilung Ethnologie
Mitte Oktober 2015 - Ende August 2017  South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 330, 69120 Heidelberg, Deutschland
The program will start again in October 2015. The application period for international students runs from May 1st to June 15th. German students can enroll until the start of the winter semester.
Bewerbungsfrist:June 15th 2015
MAHASSA is a two-year degree, focusing on Medical Anthropology and South Asian Studies. It is integrated with the curriculum at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute, one of the world’s leading centers of interdisciplinary research and teaching on South Asia. This allows students to integrate South Asian languages, geography, politics, etc. into their plan of study. Most students base their Masters Thesis on field research conducted in South Asia. The language of instruction is English.
Lernziele, Trainingsziele
MAHASSA is designed for students who wish to pursue a health-related career in South Asia, and also for those who plan to go on to doctoral studies in Anthropology or related disciplines. Graduates of the program have pursued both of these options.
We attract international students who work together in an interdisciplinary environment, where they benefit from each other's academic as well as cultural background. We encourage South Asian students to apply.
Typische Postgraduate Berufsfelder und Berufschancen
Ph.D. in Anthropology; M.Sc. in Public Health; Development work; Peace and conflict work; Cultural administration; Cultural mediation in health related fields and migration work; Intercultural communication in the health care sector
Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree in a health-oriented discipline or in social science, cultural or regional studies. Students whose first language is not English must have IELTS of at least 6.5 or equivalent TOEFL score.
Lokaler Veranstalter
University of Heidelberg; South Asia Institute, Dept. of Anthropology
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Herr Dr. Roman Sieler
Entwicklungszusammenarbeit - Ethnologie, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit - Spezialthemen und Gesundheit, Gesundheitssysteme, Public Health
Art des Abschlusses
4 Semester
Credit Points
120 ECTS - Points
EUR 137,30
(The University of Heidelberg officially charges a registration fee of EUR 137,30 which also has to be paid upon re-registration (Rückmeldung) each semester. Besides this registration fee there are no other fees. )
Veranstalter Kontakt
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
69120 Heidelberg
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