Jobs after M.Sc in Anthropology


Anthropology is a science that studies about the origin and also the physical, social, as well as cultural development & behavior of mankind. It covers the study of the origin of human species and its cultural and also social structures. It involves the comparative study of several human similarities and also differences. Master of Science in Anthropology is a post graduate program which can be completed in 2 years. This course can be chosen by students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology. Several Universities in India and abroad offer this course.

Topics included in the study of Anthropology include the following.

  • Social Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Several areas provide job opportunities for M.Sc in Anthropology graduates. Common areas of employment for M.Sc in Anthropology graduates include the following.

  • Agricultural sector
  • Demography
  • Human Resource Development
  • Tribal Welfare units

Both Public and Private sector offers job openings for these graduates.

Private Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Anthropology

M.Sc in Anthropology graduates can find job openings in several areas in the Private sector. Good salary packages are also offered for these graduates. The lists of Private sector fields where the graduates can look for jobs are.

  • Teaching field
  • Research Works
  • Museums
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Journalism
  • Public health
  • Urban planning
  • Government planning
  • International development

These people can expect remuneration of around Rs.12000/- per month. These graduates can get engaged in several job profiles in these fields of employment.

Government Sector Jobs after M.Sc in Anthropology

M.Sc in Anthropology pass outs can hope for a bright career in the Government sector. The top organizations in the Government sector that recruits experts in the field of Anthropology include the following.

  • Commission for Scheduled Castes
  • Planning Commission
  • Commission on Schedule Tribes
  • Archaeological Survey of India

These graduates can also work in numerous job profiles in the following organisations as well.

  • ICMR
  • Minority Commission
  • Other Backward Classes Commission
  • Police Department

They can work as cultural resource management specialists as well.

Job Prospects Abroad after M.Sc in Anthropology

Several foreign countries provide platform for M.Sc in Anthropology graduates for building up a bright career in this field. They will be getting good remuneration also. United Nation’s UNESCO and UNICEF are the most popular organizations abroad which require the services of these graduates. WHO is yet another organization that recruits these graduates. Aspirants in this area can pursue numerous higher degrees as well as short term and long term certifications that will enhance their overall career opportunities.



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3 Responses to “Jobs after M.Sc in Anthropology”

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    i got 70% in BA anthropology.can i get admission for Msc anthropology in Du?what are the scope after Msc anthropology?can i get a government job?what are the payscale?thank you.

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    vamsi garimella:

    is msc.forensic the only option for a chem graduate to enter in forensics????

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    vamsi garimella:

    i have a deep passion of doing forensic jobs. i am currently doing my in chemical.what are the ways to get into forensic field? how are its payscales?