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Indigenous studies at UniSQ will give you an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives and ways of thinking. You will learn about Indigenous issues and elements that have shaped and influenced Indigenous communities in Australia. Indigenous staff will enable you to develop the ability to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways.

Whether you are driven to better understand the issues that Indigenous Australians face and the perspectives of Indigenous communities, or you wish to pursue a career in this field, studying Indigenous studies online or on-campus will unlock the door to many career opportunities.

Career opportunities abound in a wide range of fields, including public service, the health sector, cultural heritage, business and policy development, not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous enterprise, and with further studies, nursing, education, anthropology and journalism.

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What can you do with an Indigenous studies degree?
An Indigenous studies degree is a highly versatile course, providing ample opportunities for career progression across various disciplines. Many Indigenous studies graduates have applied their newfound skills to a range of fields, including social work, education and community development, health, media, arts and journalism, youth outreach, arts and heritage, public policy analysis, and advocacy in community-government relations.
What will I learn in an Indigenous studies course?
An Indigenous studies course will give you a more in-depth understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives and ways of thinking. You will learn more about Indigenous issues and elements that have shaped and profoundly influenced Australian Indigenous communities. By working closely with our Indigenous staff, you will be better equipped to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways.
Why study Indigenous studies with UniSQ?
By studying Indigenous studies with UniSQ, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Indigenous Australians and the contemporary issues they face. Your knowledge will be instrumental to making a difference in Indigenous Australians' lives, whether you’re involved in social work, youth outreach, education or more.

Choose to study part-time/full-time, on-campus or online Indigenous studies courses. At UniSQ, we pride ourselves on accommodating students from all walks of life, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or switching careers at a later stage, there are are pathway options to suit.
What are the options for studying Indigenous studies with UniSQ?
You can enrol for undergraduate study with a Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), which will take three years of full-time study.

If you have a passion for research, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (three years full-time) will give you the intellectual freedom to significantly contribute to the Indigenous studies discipline. UniSQ is committed to excellence in research training and provides our students with a quality research training experience. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industries and businesses through local and international research networks.

If you’ve completed your Bachelor’s degree and want to enhance your research skills in a focused area, a Master of Research (two years of full-time study) will demonstrate your time-management, problem-solving and commitment to future employers.
Is an Indigenous studies course right for me?
If you’re interested in Indigenous Australian history, culture or contemporary issues, an Indigenous studies course may be a suitable study option for you.

If you’re interested in o examining how the past shapes our present lives or learning more about global cultures, explore our history and anthropology degrees.

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