Master of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of contemporary human cultural lives. This degree centres on anthropology’s ethnographic approach, which is employed to understand how people live their lives, on their own terms. Such an approach enables anthropologists to examine key global challenges and events. Designed for those whose work or interest is in understanding people in specific contexts, this program equips students with the necessary ethnographic skills and opportunities to undertake analysis of human lives, and to make cross-cultural comparisons.

Cognate Disciplines:
Anthropology, Cultural Heritage Studies, Development Studies, History, Human Ecology, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

Master of Anthropology

Further studies

Master of Anthropology (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Anthropology, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

Career opportunities

In a globalised world, cross-cultural literacy has never been more important. Beyond further academic study, anthropology graduates work across a large range of sectors including government (multicultural affairs, migration, health, development aid), corporate sector (market research, social use of technology, cross-cultural management, consumer behaviour) and community work (non-governmental organisations in Australia and abroad).

Professional outcomes

The our degrees at the ANU is a highly sought-after program that places very strong emphasis on anthropological theory and methods with the intention of turning out graduates ready to work in applied research contexts in the public and corporate sectors.

Admission requirements

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. A cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis for the Master of Anthropology (Advanced).
  3. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

 

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