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Australian Indigenous Studies concerns matters of interest and importance to First Nations Peoples. Indigenous studies are often conducted in interdisciplinary contexts, and at ANU, the field combines insights from anthropology, archaeology, art, history, linguistics, music, public policy, and gender studies. The discipline explores the extraordinary breadth, depth and diversity of First Peoples' knowledges and ways of knowing, the diverse perspectives and experiences of Australia’s First Peoples, and seeks to deepen awareness of and respect for Indigenous Peoples' rights.

Key topics that will be explored by students at ANU include Indigenous epistemologies; Indigenous occupation and adaption on the Australian continent; Indigenous socio-cultural, ceremonial, artistic and linguistic practices past and present; impacts of European colonisation; histories of relationships between Indigenous and other Australians; the situation of Indigenous peoples in Australia today; and related issues of representation. These themes are investigated in tandem with an awareness about their situation within global issues for First Nations people across multiple nations, especially in the Asia-Pacific.

For further information on Australian Indigenous Studies offered across the university, please see the Australian Indigenous Studies at ANU page.

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Bachelor of Arts

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2 in Australia
21 for Arts and Humanities in World*

3 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131003
CRICOS Code: 074016B

Bachelor of Development Studies

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1 in Australia
15 for Development Studies in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131143
CRICOS Code: 073987C

Bachelor of Languages

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3 years
Semester 1 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131193
CRICOS Code: 073988B

Bachelor of Political Science

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1 in Australia
9 for Politics in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131162
CRICOS Code: 086219C

Bachelor of Public Policy

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1 in Australia
12 for Social Policy & Administration and 9 for Politics in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131159
CRICOS Code: 097615M

Graduate Certificate of Studies

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0.5 Year FT or 3 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

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UAC Code: 830584
CRICOS Code: 082261M

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

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1 in Australia
5 for Anthropology & 15 for Development Studies in World*

1-2 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830084
CRICOS Code: 082267E

Master of General and Applied Linguistics

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1 in Australia
22 for Linguistics in World*

1-2 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830060
CRICOS Code: 082301G

Master of History

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1 in Australia
17 for History in World*

1-2 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830032
CRICOS Code: 082306C

Master of Political Science

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1 in Australia
9 for Politics in World*

1-2 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830956
CRICOS Code: 096437K

PhD & MPhil

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2-4 Year FT or 4-8 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

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Seeing inequality deeply gripes me, and rectifying inequality really strives and motivates me like nothing else does.

Emma Henke, Bachelor of Development Studies and Bachelor of Law (Hons)

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All of these opportunities have been made available through the support networks that ANU provides: notably, the Tjabal Centre and ANUSA. I’m grateful to be afforded such opportunities.

Makayla-May Brinckley, Bachelor of Arts (Gender and Cultural Studies/Australian Indigenous Studies)

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