Undergraduate

Anthropology

Anthropology is the comparative study of human diversity, past and present
75
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A degree in anthropology can lead to careers in areas such as:

  • Heritage sector including applied, legal and policy work
  • Community and international development and the broader health field
  • Non-government organisations – such as those working with Indigenous peoples, refugee and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, and environmental groups
  • Government and policy analysis
  • Museum and heritage sector
  • Cultural media
  • Social marketing, design and advertising
  • Global banking and finance

A degree in anthropology can lead to careers in areas such as:

  • Heritage sector including applied, legal and policy work
  • Community and international development and the broader health field
  • Non-government organisations – such as those working with Indigenous peoples, refugee and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, and environmental groups
  • Government and policy analysis
  • Museum and heritage sector
  • Cultural media
  • Social marketing, design and advertising
  • Global banking and finance

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Anthropology is the comparative study of human diversity, past and present. It examines behaviour, relationships and meaning within and between different societies and cultures. This major incorporates the study of key anthropological theories, and the history of the discipline, and introduces students to anthropological perspectives on religion and ritual, politics, kinship and land rights, and ecology and environment.

About the course

Anthropology is the comparative study of human diversity, past and present. It examines behaviour, relationships and meaning within and between different societies and cultures.

Anthropology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTHR
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Anthropology
Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTHR
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

You'll learn to

  • demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in social and cultural anthropology. Understand anthropological perspectives on religion and ritual, politics, kinship and land rights, and ecology and environment.
  • critically review, analyse, summarise and synthesise anthropological research and theory using case studies from Australia and all over the world.
  • formulate, investigate and discuss anthropologically informed research questions and develop arguments based on a critical evaluation of written evidence and material culture.
  • explore how to communicate anthropological ideas, principles and knowledge to specialist and nonspecialist audiences using a range of formats (written, oral and visual).

Why study this course?

  1. Only university in WA to offer Anthropology as a major.

  2. Anthropology has a 50 year history at UWA.

  3. There is a demand for Anthropologists in Australia and globally, especially in the fields of heritage, land rights, social and community development, food security and environmental protection.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.