The objective of this 2nd cycle degree programme is to provide advanced scientific and vocational training geared to the complex socio-cultural problems of contemporary society. On completion of the degree programme students will possess in-depth knowledge in the demographic-ethnical-anthropological disciplines that deal with local and global socio-cultural pluralism and dynamics. They will have specialist skills in analysing political and religious organisations and associations. Through a combination of lectures, internships and field research, they will also learn to apply techniques relating to data collection and processing, and handle the media of communication and information management . They will be able to speak and write fluently in at least one European Union language other than their own.
While some course units analyse the basic anthropological issues of the contemporary world, a group of course units deal with religious questions over a broader time-span. Course units are held by experts with direct personal experience of the various cultural areas, and will cover essential aspects of the ancient and modern religious worlds. The programme aims to produce two main professional profiles: anthropologist and expert in religious cultures.