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Inter-university Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

This master's degree is the continuation of the URV-specific degree in Anthropology of Medicine (1994-2000), and the Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (2006-2014).

Its aim is to provide students with a solid foundation in the theories, techniques and methodologies of medical anthropology. On graduating they should be able to translate social problems into anthropological research questions and transform the research into practical policies, thus contributing to social innovation and new health care models.
It is taught over two years in both Romance languages and English. It is unique in southern Europe and acts as a link between Europe, Latin America and African countries.

Career opportunities

This programme aims to train students to join the labour market in the following areas:
1. Public and private agencies that provide assessment in the health sector.
2. International health, health promotion and education, and public health.
3. Teaching the sociology of health at universities and other institutions.
4. Health management and planning.
5. Cultural psychiatry and psychology.
6. High-level international research into global health.

Inter-university Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Duration 120 ECTS credits - 2 years
Track Research and professional
Type Blended
Language of instruction Spanish (80%), Catalan (10%), English (10%)
Places available 30
Collaborating institutions Milà i Fontanals Institution of the CSIC
Participating universities Universitat Rovira i Virgili (coordinating university)
University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Arts of the URV
  • Faculty of Geography and History of the UB

Check the course guide from the Faculty

Associated doctoral programme Anthropology and Communication
Course dates Classes are held from early October to late May
Academic coordinator Dr. Blanca Deusdad
Coordinator’s email address coord.miamsg(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Administrative contact details

Campus Catalunya Secretariat for Academic Management

977 297 000



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