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Master of Biological Anthropology

What does it mean to be human? If you're interested in the answer, you'll love the Master of Biological Anthropology.

ANU enjoys a strong international ranking for Anthropology - 7th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). This program - not offered at any other Australian University - equips you with the theory and skills required to study humans and non-human primates as varied and dynamically changing biological organisms. You will explore primate evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation; human evolution, and behaviour; animal domestication; palaeopathology and bioarchaeology.

You can also choose from a range of electives including ancient health and medicine, forensic anthropology and archaeology, anthropological genetics and environmental disasters.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent

All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

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.

Cognate disciplines

  • Anatomy, Ancient History, Archaeology, Botany, Human Biology, Indigenous Studies, Medicine, Psychology, Social Sciences, Zoology.

Career opportunities

Employment Opportunities
A Master of Biological Anthropology will advance your career in universities, museums, zoos, government, forensic sciences, and applied anthropometry, or lead to further study.

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