Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bootcamp: Ethnography and Design

online course
when 15 January 2024 - 26 January 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 650

Are you familiar with ethnographic research and curious about how you can turn your insights into action and pitch your research to an interested organisation? Are you interested in challenging yourself in a bootcamp environment to move your ideas from research to design to prototype and pitch in just over a week? Then come join our applied-anthropology and design coaches and learn-by-doing in a fast-paced setting! At the end of this intensive online bootcamp you will have developed new skills and methods to help transition from study to work, and create a portfolio project to show to a potential employer.

Course leader

Corina Enache, Rosalie Post, and Nathan Sokoloff

Target group

Young professionals, experts, current university students. Interest in social sciences is a must.

Course aim

As social scientists, we have a tendency to look at the world carefully and with infinite nuance. Like other academic traditions and researchers, we like to take our time. However the broadly applicable skills that we learn in our degrees often have difficulty transferring to the fast pace of non-academic contexts.

Organisations who employ social science graduates not only ask us to do research quickly but also to turn it into actionable advice while working with other disciplines - like design - towards achieveable targets and innovative solutions. After graduation, businesses expect prospective employees to have already mastered these skill sets and directly apply them to their needs, without losing the nuance that research requires.

Throughout the programme, students will learn how to experiment with fast ethnography, how to turn findings into quick analyses, how to design and test a prototype, and how to pitch their recommendations.

Credits info

2 EC
Only for participants who select and pay for with credit option.

Fee info

EUR 650: Tuition fee includes all course readings and materials, access to the digital library at the UvA , welcome and wrap-up sessions, both live and pre-recorded lectures, access to the digital learning environment, individual feedback from our instructors on all course assignments, and an official transcript or certificate of participation.


There are some scholarship opportunities, please see our website for more information.