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Master programme Evolutionary Anthropology

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with comprehensive scientific knowledge in the fields of hominid evolution, human ethology and human ecology including social anthropology of the homo sapiens and his phylogenetic ancestors. Graduates will be able to explore scientific questions and autonomously produce academic papers focusing on modern man and his ancestors. Besides the basic theoretical principles the programme also teaches students about practical applications and methods.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Evolutionary Anthropology
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
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Definition of the field of studies

Anthropology deals with the evolution of man from fossil primates to the anatomically modern man.


The master's programme in Anthropology consists of two compulsory modules (academic working and statistics). Moreover, students can choose one of three research areas (hominid evolution, human ethology and human ecology). Each research area contains a group of compulsory modules and a group of elective modules. The ability to explore scientific topics autonomously and in an appropriate way both as regards contents and methods has to be demonstrated in the master's thesis. This as a rule must be written in one of the subjects covered by the compulsory or alternative compulsory modules or the group of elective modules in anthropology. The degree programme concludes with a master’s examination, which takes the form of a public defence of the master's thesis before an exam board.

Entrance examinations

no admission procedure

Supplementary examinations