PhD in Anthropology

In order to do a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, several formal criteria need to be fulfilled:

- Excellent MA in anthropology or from a neighbouring discipline;
- Research interest has to fit into one of three research areas in which the Institute offers key competences and supervision: political transformations, visual culture and medical anthropology;
- Written PhD pre-proposal [PDF (74 KB)].

For the PhD regulations (Promotionsordnung) of the Faculty of Humanities click here.

Please consult the homepage of the Vice Rectorate for Research that deals in detail with the enrolment as PhD student at the University of Basel here.

PhD students in Social Anthropology are also members of the Graduate School Social Sciences, University of Basel.

If you are interested in doing your PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, first consider all the links above and then contact either Prof. Till Förster (research areas Political Transformations and Visual Culture) or Prof. Brigit Obrist (research area Medical Anthropology) with a pre-proposal for your project. Here [PDF (74 KB)] you find the details of how to apply for supervision for a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Basel.