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.
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|
|Language of instruction||Spanish (80%), Catalan (10%), English (10%)|
|Collaborating institutions||Milà i Fontanals Institution of the CSIC|
|Participating universities||Universitat Rovira i Virgili (coordinating university)
University of Barcelona
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. Oriol Romaní Alfonso|
|Coordinator's email address||coord.miamsg(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat|
|Administrative contact details||
Campus Catalunya Secretariat for Academic Management
977 297 000
The programme is designed for graduates in the field of social and cultural anthropology and other social science degrees who wish to specialise in the field of health, and graduates in health sciences who wish to train in the social sciences to meet a growing demand for research into the sociology of health.
|YEAR||COMPULSORY SUBJECTS||OPTIONAL SUBJECTS||COURCE PROJECT||TOTALS|
FIRST YEAR: compulsory subjects
|12835101||Anthropology and Health Sciences||5|
|12835102||Ethnografhic Representations of Health Processes, Illness and Care||5|
|12835103||Medicalization and Culture||5|
|12835105||Health and Society in the History of the West||5|
|12835106||Information and Documentation Systems Applied to Medical Anthropology||5|
|12835108||Ethnografhic Methodology in Medical Anthropology||5|
|12835109||Advanced Techniques in Ethnography||5|
|12835110||Diet, Health and Culture||3|
|12835111||Anthropology and General Health||3|
|12835112||Anthropology and Mental Health||3|
|12835113||Critical Approaches in Medical Anthropology||3|
|12835114||Phenomenological Approaches: Body and Culture||3|
SECOND YEAR: compulsory subjects
|12835116||Substances, Discomfort, Subjects and Risk Managment||5|
|12835117||Culture and Political Economics of Afflictions||5|
|12835118||Dietary Controversies: Subjects, Practices and Discourses||5|
|12835119||Culture and Political Economics of Health: Care Institutions||5|
|12835120||Applied Medical Anthropology||5|
|12835115||Health, Development and Environment||5|
|12835121||Advanced Studies Seminar||10|
|12835301||Final Master's Project||20|
Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria:
1. Suitability of the admission qualification: up to 4 points, according to the following scale:
a) Degrees in the humanities and social sciences: up to 4 points,
b) Graduates in the field of health sciences: up to 4 points,
c) Other qualifications: 0 points.
2. Evaluation of the student's academic record in the university degree that qualifies them for admission to the master's degree: up to 3 points.
3. Higher level of English than required (elementary): up to 1 point.
4. Complementary training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities), for which proof must be provided: up to 1 point.
5. Extended stays (at least four weeks) in English-speaking countries, for which proof must be provided: up to 1 point.