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Anthropology is the study of contemporary human cultural lives. In a globalised world, cross-cultural literacy and analysis have never been more important. The Master in Anthropology is a highly sought-after program that places very strong emphasis on anthropological theory and methods with the intention of equiping graduates with the skills for work in applied research contexts in the public and corporate sectors.

ANU is one of the world’s leading and highest ranked universities for anthropology. Globally, it has one of the highest concentration of anthropologists. The Master of Anthropology is convened by the School of Archaeology and Anthropology but draws on anthropological expertise from across the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Asia and Pacific and other schools and centres across campus.

Applications for the Semester 1, 2024 are now open.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2021

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A Master of Anthropology will advance your career working in cultural institutions, the public service, non-government organisations, academia, or any professional area requiring an understanding of anthropology.

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I think it's extremely important for any person to survive and thrive in today's world that they have well developed analytical skills.

Utsav Gupta, Master of Anthropology

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Updated:  7 August 2023/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications