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Anthropologists are specialists in what it means to be human. They examine and investigate the similarities and differences across diverse human societies. Their skills and knowledge help inform and provide solutions for a diverse range of areas in government, non-government and the private sectors. 

UniSQ’s Anthropology major will introduce you to diverse global cultures, and provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the social and cultural experiences of our own lives. You will delve into critical questions about some of society’s most pressing issues, such as religious and cultural conflict, gender discrimination, racism, food security and other social inequalities.

Anthropology is an ideal area of study for those who work in culturally diverse environments. It equips students to effectively tackle new, community-driven approaches to heritage and culture. Your studies in Anthropology include opportunities to practice key methods of ethnography, and to undertake specialised courses in religion, medical anthropology, and food and culture. It also provides an opportunity to experience hands-on and applied work in museum and heritage studies. Through all courses you will develop your skills in cultural analysis, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills.

Anthropology students often combine their studies with Archaeology, History, International Relations, and Social Justice.

Explore UniSQ's Anthropology degrees

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Esther

Arts & Humanities
During her first year of university, Esther Anderson stumbled across Anthropology and instantly fell in love. After completing her undergraduate degree and honours, she went on to study her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to immerse herself in the compelling research landscape.
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Why undertake anthropology courses?
Anthropology is a fascinating field of study, giving you a unique perspective on the world. By studying anthropology at UniSQ, you can learn about the origins and development of human cultures, as well as how people interact with their environment. This knowledge can be combined with and applied to several other fields, including archaeology, social justice, international relations, and history.
Are flexible study options available?
Yes! Whether you prefer to study for an anthropology degree online in Australia, on-campus or a combination of both, you’ll experience the same level of support and opportunity to connect with others. Your anthropology degree can be tailored to your individual needs, so make sure to browse through the available anthropology courses to see if there’s a program that suits your interests and goals. There’s no better place for on-campus and remote learning than UniSQ.
What career options are available to me with an anthropology degree?

Studying for an anthropology degree at UniSQ will provide you with the perfect stepping stone to a rewarding career in anthropology and related fields. You’ll open up numerous professional avenues, including:

  • Social and cultural policy and planning
  • Community development
  • Overseas aid and development
  • Health advocacy
  • Education
  • Museums
  • Cultural heritage and land management agencies.

By combining anthropology and archaeology you can explore further opportunities, including: 

  • Archaeological and heritage management consulting firms
  • Museums
  • University archaeological departments.

UniSQ will provide you with the necessary tools, resources and training to prepare you for a rewarding career of your choice. You’ll have the opportunity to study an undergraduate or postgraduate anthropology degree online in Australia as well as on-campus, giving you the flexibility you need as a student. 

Why study anthropology with UniSQ?

At UniSQ, you will have access to everything you need to begin and broaden the scope of your anthropological knowledge and interest. Whether you’re looking to study online or on-campus, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a supportive and communal educational environment that cares about your academic development and career goals.

  • UniSQ’s anthropology and archaeology courses are based on research-led teaching, offers hands-on fieldwork and are led by some of the most prominent archaeologists in Australia.
  • Combine multiple areas of interest to develop your unique set of skills and broaden your career prospects.
  • UniSQ is ranked No. 1 in Australia for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022). 
What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we know there is more than one pathway to the degree that you’re passionate about. That's why we have many pathways available for you to consider. Whether you’ve just graduated, haven’t studied in a while, or have other relevant qualifications such as VET or TAFE, we can help you find the right path. To find out more, have a look at our pathway programs and start your journey to UniSQ today.

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