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Bachelor of Arts

Delve into a diversity of cultures in all their complexity and richness.

You'll discover how cultural traditions continue and change over time, informing human beliefs and behaviour.

Gain practical experience through fieldwork and overseas opportunities, and access world-class facilities, including UQ's Anthropology Museum – home to the largest university collection of ethnographic material culture in Australia.

Graduates work in roles that require an understanding of diversity and cultural difference, with positions likely in government departments, Aboriginal Land Councils and consultancy firms.


1 in Queensland for anthropology

QS World University Rankings 2024

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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:

  • Indigenous art and heritage adviser
  • Regional anthropologist
  • Community development officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Native title anthropologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Project anthropologist

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Being Human: Cultural Diversity and Experience
  • Anthropology of Current World Issues
  • Critical Anthropology & Indigenous Australians
  • Theory and Society in the Pacific

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