Interdisciplinary Research

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. Demography analyses the underlying structure of populations and how they change throughout time and space. 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 School of Demography website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

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

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3 in Australia
38 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

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1 in Australia
8 for Politics in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131162
CRICOS Code: 086219C
Graduate Certificate of Cross-Cultural Analysis

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1 in Australia 
9 for Anthropology in World*

0.5 Year FT or 1 Year PT
Semester 1 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

Graduate Certificate of Demography

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0.5 Year FT
Semester 1 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830019
CRICOS Code: 108301A
Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics

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4 in Australia
53 for Linguistics in World*

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

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830064
Master of Anthropology and Planetary Futures

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1 in Australia
9 for Anthropology in World*

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

CRICOS Code: 114811F
Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

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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

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4 in Australia
53 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

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1 in Australia
13 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

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1 in Australia
8 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

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

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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.
Gena Lysistrata , Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced)

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Bachelor of Arts
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Bachelor of Political Science
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Gender, Sexuality and Culture (major)
Gender, Sexuality and Culture flyer
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Graduate Certificate of Studies
Graduate Certificate of Studies flyer
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Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture
Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture flyer
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Master of General and Applied Linguistics
Master of General and Applied Linguistics flyer
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Master of History
Master of History flyer
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Master of Political Science
Master of Political Science flyer
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