Undergraduate

Anthropology and Sociology

Are you fascinated by society and human experience? Media, religion, environment, art and politics are just some of the areas explored to better understand people and the societies in which they live and work.

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

A degree in Anthropology and Sociology is useful for careers in Australia and overseas focused on social services and welfare, Indigenous issues, social aspects of health, community development, social research, policy development, advocacy, urban and environmental policy and planning, human rights, international development, conservation planning and foreign aid. Graduates may proceed to specialised training in professions in law, psychology, public policy, education, publishing, journalism, industrial relations, international development or social research. 
A degree in Anthropology and Sociology is useful for careers in Australia and overseas focused on social services and welfare, Indigenous issues, social aspects of health, community development, social research, policy development, advocacy, urban and environmental policy and planning, human rights, international development, conservation planning and foreign aid. Graduates may proceed to specialised training in professions in law, psychology, public policy, education, publishing, journalism, industrial relations, international development or social research. 
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Further Study

A major in Anthropology and Sociology leads to further study at honours and postgraduate level. You can choose to apply for courses such as the Master of International Development and Master of Public Policy or Master of Forensic Anthropology.
A major in Anthropology and Sociology leads to further study at honours and postgraduate level. You can choose to apply for courses such as the Master of International Development and Master of Public Policy or Master of Forensic Anthropology.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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 your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$95,100.00

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, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. 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 standards page.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Anthropology and Sociology includes the topics of religions, politics, kinship, gender, education, health, migration, refugees, environment and the media. This major incorporates the study of the cultures, institutions, social behaviours, economies and systems of meaning of all human societies. As a student you'll investigate cultural theories and a range of studies on behaviours and beliefs that are used to explore the great diversity of past and present human societies.

About The Course

Ever wondered why the world is like is it is? Anthropology and Sociology offers ways of understanding the complex social dimensions of challenges the world is facing by examining the contexts of human experience and social relationships comparatively across place and time.
Anthropology and Sociology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Anthropology and Sociology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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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.

Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love Marketing? Law? History of Art? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

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School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences looks at understanding the human experience and exploring how and why society works.

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.