Master of Anthropology

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  ethods with the intention of turning out graduates ready to 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  rom across the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Asia and Pacific and other schools and centres across campus.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2020

Career opportunities

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.

Professional outcomes

ANU offers graduates comprehensive training in ethnographic methods and anthropological theory, followed by thematised progression in accordance with the student’s interests and future intentions for work or study. The program includes training in research and analysis, a broad suite of optional language training, applied training in social and cultural analysis through field-schools, internship placements as well as a thesis option. 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, crosscultural management, consumer behaviour) and community work (nongovernmental organisations in Australia and abroad).
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