WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:October 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Anthropology
Start Date:January 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences
Campus:Bamenda Campus
Application Deadline: October 2020
Programme Overview

Mission Statement
The world has undergone profound social, economic and cultural changes in the last two decades beginning with the collapse of the global bipolar divide of the post- World War II era. These changes are taking place at all levels whether these be at local, national or transnational. The Master of Science in Anthropology will aim at training students to study and interpret these phenomena from a scientific perspective by being methodical, critical and comparative.

The Masters level takes candidates to more advanced studies in the specific various area. This will facilitate the production of conceptual works of theory and research which tie advanced theories with practice in the various domains of professional specialization. This means that the Masters degree is a combined academic and professional degree of specialization which combines academic theory and research with professional hands on experiential training and learning.

Each candidate will be expected to present a thesis with an academic and professional Content. This implies that Masters Candidates will be expected to engage in professional experiential internships for eight hours per week throughout the course in approved institutions by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

Admission Requirements

Candidates will be required to have earned at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Anthropology. Former graduates of the department who do not meet the requirement of Second Class but have at least two years professional working experience with output in the field of Sociology and Anthropology or other Social Sciences components will be encouraged to enrol and take some supplementary courses designed by their supervisors.

Candidates with other backgrounds will have to present full transcripts from their former institutions for consideration by the Department of Anthropology.  They might have to undertake supplementary courses at undergraduate level to make up for their degree course.

Mature professional candidates with at least ten years of professional experience after General Certificate of Education, will be considered after study of their application and deliberation by the Department. Such candidates will have to take assigned intensive theoretical courses to complete the undergraduate level and validate those courses before their admission for the Masters degree in the academic professional area will be confirmed.

All candidates seeking admission for the specialized masters degree course will have to present a typed written proposal of three to five pages stating with details:

1.  Their motivation, their educational, professional and research experience,
2.  Why they want to study at the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda
3.  What field they want to specialise in,
4.  Why they have chosen that specialization and how their educational and professional background support this specialization,
4.  How they intend to use their specialization to enhance employment, development in Cameroon and Africa.
5.  How they intend to use their specialization supported by project plan of outreach for African Development.

Each candidate will be attributed a supervisor of thesis by the Department. Candidates will present a research thesis at the end of the Masters Degree programme. The Masters thesis will have to be a scientific and academic contribution to research by handling original topics with critical analysis which will contribute to solving some critical socio-anthropological problems; and contribute to human and environmental development. This will imply that candidates will focus on their original proposals and topics of research by gleaning from the academic theoretical courses, workshops, seminars, internship facilities and experience, to come up with critical analysis and contribution to development in their thesis. Thesis for the Masters degree will be submitted between three to six months after the courses would have been completed and successfully validated.

Each candidate will be expected to present two to three seminar papers before completion of the courses and final thesis. This will enable the Masters degree candidates and supervisors and any other audience to appreciate and come up with critical evaluation and suggestions for improvement of the research and critical analysis of the work and other future works of the candidate.

Application Process
Application Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

1. Pay a Registration Fee of 10.000frs into into any of our Bank Accounts: Cameroon and collect a receipt of payment.

Account Name: Catholic University of Cameroon, (CATUC) Bamenda
a) ECOBANK = 0200122608355201
b) SGBC = 05160350250-22
c) NFC BANK = 17301022306
d) Union Bank of Cameroon (UBC) = 00111013204
e) United Bank of Africa (UBA) = 04050000060

NB: All Payments should be done in the Student’s Name.

2. Present the Bank Receipt at the Registry, and collect an Application Form A1 (for Faculty of Business – FBMS, Faculty of Science – FSC, Faculty of Humanities -FHSS), or collect an Entrance Form (for those sitting the Entrance Exams into the Professional Schools; School of Engineering – SENG, School of Agriculture -STANR, School of Health & Medical Sciences -SHMS).

or Download the appropriate application form from the internet

3. Fill the Form A1 and submit it to the Registry with the following documents attached:

i. One clean photocopy of Birth Certificate
ii. One clean photocopy of GCE O’L Certificate/Result Slip or Probatoire
iii. One clean photocopy of GCE A’L Certificate/Result Slip or BAC
iv. 1000frs for Passport-size Photograph (hard & soft to be taken on campus)

– Students with foreign degrees/certificates should present Equivalences to their certificates obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education
(MINESUP), Yaounde.
–All students applying for the Philosophy programme should certify all their certificates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in applied anthropology will be self employed as
– international consultants,
– researchers and
– cultural brokers.
They will also be likely employed in the country and in international organizations and NGOs in competing positions with students from other Universities and professional schools and other countries.

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Tuition Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Cameroonian Students = 1,024,500 F CFA
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 2,024,500 F CFA

A message from the school about the 2020-2021 academic year reads:
Cognizant of the fact that the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions have been groaning under the weight of the socio-political crisis for close to four years now, and that currently the entire country is in the grips of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic which both have far-reaching economic implications, the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have decided to grant certain percentage discounts on tuition fees to the ‘early birds’ who enrol on any of the school’s degree programmes, beginning next academic year till further notice.

Relevant Contact

Lana Afor Foncham Taboh
Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor
General School Office
For General/Admission Enquiries