The programme is centred on the essential elements of analytical procedures in sociology and anthropology and how they can be used more precisely in an area or a more specific social sector. Methodological procedures are introduced through qualitative and quantitative methods. The dissertation is designed to produce a piece of work which summarizes a sociological and/or anthropological question, mainly based on a critical examination of international literature on sociology and anthropology. A key dimension is critical understanding of the ways in which anthropological and sociological procedures can differ or be closely related. This examination may form the basis of an original research topic which can go on to be dealt with in the dissertation of the 120 credit Master, either in Anthropology or in Sociology.