Courses – University of Copenhagen


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen are collaborating with the Section for Anthropology and Ethnography at Aarhus University in offering a wide range of theoretical, methodological and practical courses relevant to PhD students. We make use of both local and guest lecturers, ensuring a very high quality of the courses.

Mandatory courses

Every term three mandatory courses are offered. These are From Plan to Practice, From Fieldwork to Analysis, and From Analysis to Text. Apart from the mandatory courses the PhD-students have an important part to play in suggesting and planning, in cooperation with the PhD programmes in Copenhagen and Aarhus, thematic courses, workshops and conferences.

Practicalitites of participating in a mandatory course

As a PhD Fellow travel expenses in connection with the mandatory courses are covered, and coffee, tea and lunch will be served. However, some basic guidelines apply:

Transport: When a course is held in Aarhus, 1 return ticket for the train is reimbursed for participants coming from Copenhagen, and vice versa. 
Dinner: A self-financed dinner might be arranged by the faculty in charge of the course.

You arrange your own transport which will be reimbursed for your expenses afterwards. Please note that the Departments sometimes have "klippekort Aarhus-København" available for use.
- Copenhagen participants: Please use "RejsUd" to get reimbursed for expenses.
- Aarhus participants: Please contact your PhD secretary at Aarhus for reimbursement.

Participation of PhD fellows from other Research Schools

The courses are primarily targeted PhD students from Anthropology in Copenhagen and the section for Anthropology and Ethnography at Aarhus University. PhD students from other research schools are welcome to participate in the courses, if places are available. Please note that you will need to have a background in Anthropology, and your project should include anthropological or ethnographic fieldwork. A fee of DKK 1200 per ECTS is charged for PhD students who are not enrolled in one of the two programs.Til toppen

ECTS points for the mandatory courses Anthropology and Ethnography

The mandatory courses are awared the following ECTS points:
1. From Plans to Practice: 2 ECTS
2. From Fieldwork to Analysis: 3,5 ECTS
3. From Analysis to Text: 3,5 ECTS

This is based on a combination of two models:
Model A: 
0,5 ECTS is awarded per full course day (6 hours aprox.)
2,5 ECTS are awarded for the presentation of an original paper (draft article-, chapter or similar)
1,5 ECTS is awared for the presentation of a smaller, written piece.                        Til toppen