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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 22.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 354pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Pursue your passion for cross-cultural understanding around the world with a Master of Anthropology.

    And there's no better place for it than ANU. We are one of the world's leading centres for anthropological teaching and research, with more than 35 anthropologists working in the University.

    Your master's degree will draw on their world-renowned expertise in the anthropology of Australia, the Pacific and Asia, covering diverse topics in the areas of cultural, social medical, development and many other fields of anthropology.

    Employment 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Use anthropological theory in relation to diverse social and cultural phenomena;
    2. Locate anthropological theories within the history of anthropological thought;
    3. Recognise and analyse cultural difference;
    4. Identify and analyse diversity among people and societies in terms of every day experience; and
    5. Select from a range of anthropological methods those most suitable to a particular research problem.

    The Master of Anthropology requires completion of 96 units, which must include:

    24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:

    ANTH8034 Advanced Issues in Anthropology

    ANTH8035 Topics in the History of Anthropology

    48 units from the completion of courses on the following list:

    ANTH6004 Religion, Ritual and Cosmology

    ANTH6005 Indigenous Australian Societies and Culture

    ANTH6006 Anthropology of New Guinea and Melanesia

    ANTH6009 Culture and Development

    ANTH6010 Anthropology of Art

    ANTH6017 Indigenous Australians and Australian Society Today

    ANTH6025 Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective

    ANTH6026 Medical Anthropology

    ANTH6056 Belonging, Identity and Nationalism

    ANTH6057 Culture and Person

    ANTH6064 Anthropology of Environmental Disasters

    ANTH6514 Anthropology of Media

    ANTH6515 Crossing Borders: Diasporas and Transnationalism

    ANTH6516 Violence and Terror

    ANTH6518 Food for Thought: Anthropological theories of food and eating

    ANTH6519 Social Animals: anthropological perspectives on animal-human relationships

    ANTH8001 Graduate Reading Course (Anthropology)

    ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

    ANTH8008 Social Impact Studies in Project Cycle

    ANTH8009 Development in Practice

    ANTH8014 Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples

    ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis

    ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

    ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice

    ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

    ANTH8034 Advanced Issues in Anthropology

    ANTH8035 Topics in the History of Anthropology

    ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

    ANTH8041 Photography in Social Context

    ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

    ANTH8055 Key issues in native title anthropology

    ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

    CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

    24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

    Cognate disciplines

    Development Studies, History, Human Ecology, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology.

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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