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Major

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Indigenous Australia constitutes the world’s oldest continuous culture.

In this major, you'll develop connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and strengthen your skills to think creatively and critically as a citizen of the world.

Graduates typically work in a broad range of roles with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, like education, community development, public health, government and advocacy.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Community engagement officer
  • Cultural support liaison
  • Employment consultant
  • Education administration officer
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Indigenous rights adviser
  • Indigenous community adviser
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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Critical Indigenous knowledges, thought and philosophy
  • Critical Connections: Indigenous Relationality and/in Place

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