Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie


Study Goals & Qualifications Profile

Bachelor's-level KAEE training enables the use of qualitative methods to interrogate the concrete phenomena of everyday culture. Multi-modal methods of inquiry and documentation (including text, image, and sound in both their analog and digital forms) are combined with traditional and new research topics of the KAEE. In addition to content-related, theoretical and methodological competence in the subject, graduates also possess the ability to work and communicate according to general methodological principles, to generate information from primary and secondary sources, to manage their time, and to work as a team.

The master's program at the Göttingen Institute is research-oriented and enables the use of local, transnational and culturally comparative methodologies to independently solve questions of the phenomena of everyday culture. The core of the program is an Instructional Research Project such as the design and production of ethnographic films in the emphasis in Curriculum Visual Anthropology.

Career Prospects & Employment Opportunities

The degree is intended to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for culture work in the broadest sense. There is no such thing as the specific occupation of cultural anthropologist or european ethnologist; rather, the knowledge acquired for the degree can serve as an important basis for further specialization, including a Master's degree in KAEE. A limited number of advanced graduates find positions in museums, publishing houses, public arts administration, institutions of higher learning, or in the mass media.