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Apply for: Master of Arts Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA)

June 15, 2017

The Master of Arts Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA) is a two-year degree, focusing on Medical Anthropology and South Asian Studies. It is integrated with the curriculum at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute, one of the world’s leading centers of interdisciplinary research and teaching on South Asia. This allows students to integrate South Asian languages, geography, politics, etc. into their plan of study. Most students base their master thesis on field research conducted in South Asia. The language of instruction is English.

MAHASSA includes many health-related topics, including plural medical systems, Ayurveda and other forms of traditional South Asian medicine, social justice and health, mental health, public health, global health, health and environment, the health of legal and illegal migrants, religion and healing, and fieldwork methods.

MAHASSA students have observed and participated in health-related NGOs and development projects, worked in hospitals and with traditional healers, and conducted research on the health problems of South Asian migrants in Europe, just to name a few projects.

Application deadline for international students: 15 June 2017

Further information can be found on the MAHASSA website

Apply for: Master of Arts Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA)


June 15, 2017