There’s a MPhil in Visual Cultural Studies programme offered in University of Tromsø, Norway.
The requirements are a bachelors or a masters.
The facilities are awesome, but there’s just one huge problem, you do not get attention from the teachers, and the lectures and guidance are more of a drama then real teaching.
No attention is given, and you basically do what ever you know already.
The lecturers have huge problem in communicating in English. So if you are expecting an inspiring lecture, forget about it. The department has management and organization issues, nothing is planned until the last day.
The number of hours of “teaching” is really less, as compared to any other graduate program in Norway.
I think the course is designed to provide you the facilities, but not guidance, and it is expected that you find your way on your own.
It’s common in the department for the supervisor to read your THESIS the last day before the dead line. I think that tells enough about the policy of the department.
It’s quite impossible get enrolled in the PhD programe in visual anthropology at University of Tromsø, unless you are an ethnic Norwegian. If not, don’t even bother applying .
The department specializes only in Cameroon and Mali, so if you planning to conduct your field work/research there, it could be good for you.
As for future after this degree? Too be honest, I know many former students, and 99% of them are working in fields completely unrelated to Visual Anthropology, or even “Social Sciences".
Only few really motivated ones continue filming and research after wards.
Comment from: rajshree [Visitor]
very interesting n creative…..liked it!!