Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Mestrado em Antropologia Social

(Master in Social Anthropology)

Name of the HEI offering the course: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)

Type of academic programme: Masters

Thematic field of study: Governance  and Social Sciences

Title of the academic programme: Mestrado em Antropologia Social (Master in Social Anthropology)

Duration (in semesters): 4

Study credits/hours (per semester): 30/204.5
Objectives (max. 150 words):

(Objectives of the master/doctoral programme in relation to the identified needs and the link to the thematic field(s) proposed; etc.)

To train professionals with competencies to undertake theoretical and practical analysis and research on socio-cultural issues of human behaviors, including gender relations, organization of production, health and endogenous mechanisms of therapy, etc. This is a multidisciplinary and crosscutting program thus was designed to receive all kind of professionals in the field of social and human sciences, including medical anthropologist, medical doctors, historians, lawyers, agronomists, economists, political scientists, geographers, gender experts, etc. whose outlook will be shaped to look at societal governance issues with an anthropological perspective.

Structure and content (max. 400 words):

(Structure and content of the programme, subjects covered; assessment methods; etc.)

The program is organized into four semesters, with four specializations (Anthropology and Development; Body, Gender and Sexuality; State and organizations; and Memory, Cultural Heritage and Identities), which may not co-occur simultaneously. The student will take the following courses: Fundamentals of Anthropology, Epistemology and Research in Anthropology, Health and Illness, (semester I); Contemporary Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, and Subjectivities and Therapies (semester II). In the second year, the student takes Research Seminar I (semester III) and II (semester IV), Project Design (semester III) and prepares the dissertation (semesters III and IV). All students graduate after the completion of a dissertation. Assessment is done through long essays, papers, classroom presentations, class assignments, written or oral exam and public defence of the dissertation.

Learning outcomes (max 200 words):

(The expected learning outcomes in view of the students’ future academic opportunities and employability, the personal competences, and the impact at institutional, national, regional levels)

The graduates acquire competencies to have a holistic socio-cultural perspective on societal issues, with an impact on social development. The graduates are prepared to work on issues that can reduce/minimize conflicts that result in application of development of policies at the level of communities. Also they are prepared to explain the causes and dissemination of diseases as a result of the use of anthropological and sociological tools that explain social and cultural organization of communities.

Recognition and accreditation obtained:

(The master/doctoral program offered must have been recognised and accredited at the time of this application. The official proof of accreditation can be asked by the Agency for all programmes indicated in this section during project implementation.)

The name of the relevant authority that accredited the program:

The University Council ( or (

Period of validity of accreditation:
5 years


 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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