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Interdisciplinary Research integrates data, techniques and perspectives from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to question central assumptions. Interdisciplinary research at ANU encompasses Gender Studies and Digital Humanities specifically, but can also be found within the intersections of many other disciplines. For example, ANU is proud to host many academics that find themselves working across multiple faculties, whether that be exclusively within the Arts and Social Sciences, or across campus, with colleagues whose specialities are found within the physical sciences and more. In CASS, students undertaking interdisciplinary research are encouraged to think critically and beyond disciplinary ‘silos’ to generate new and exciting insights into problems of today.

Gender Studies analyses gender, sexuality and other categories of difference from a critical perspective. It explores gender relations and the role of culture in maintaining social norms, seeking to move beyond common sense understandings of gender and sexuality by examining the way they are constructed in different historical periods, cultural arenas and global processes. Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study located at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance and transform research in the arts and social sciences. It also employs traditional humanistic skills to analyse modern digital artefacts and to scrutinise contemporary digital culture.

Check the Centre for Digital Humanities Research website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

Check the School of Sociology website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

Check the Gender Institute website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

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Degree programs

Bachelor of Arts

Key facts

3 in Australia
25 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 Political Science

Key facts

1 in Australia
11 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

Key facts

1 in Australia & 11 for Politics in World* and
2 in Australia & 24 for Social Policy & Administration in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131159
CRICOS Code: 097615M

Master of Applied Anthropology and Development

Key facts

1 in Australia & 6 for Anthropology in World* and
2 in Australia & 14 for Development Studies in World*

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830073
CRICOS Code: 108304J

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Key facts

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830076
CRICOS Code: 108314G

Master of General and Applied Linguistics

Key facts

2 in Australia
26 for Linguistics in World*

1.5 years full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830052
CRICOS Code: 108329M

Master of History

Key facts

1 in Australia
12 for History in World*

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830035
CRICOS Code: 108325D

Master of Political Science

Key facts

1 in Australia
11 for Politics in World*

1.5 years full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830954
CRICOS Code: 102925F

PhD & MPhil

Key facts

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

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

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I was looking for a Masters program which combines theory and practice in development. I found that MAAPD is a whole package program. It has a strong theory background such as gender development as well as solid technical skill practice, including participatory method and gender analysis.

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