Anthropology is the discipline within the university which is concerned with the study of specific cultures and their social organisation. All anthropology staff have intensive research experience in other societies and their cultures and bring to the units we offer, whether they be about others or ourselves, a distinctly anthropological perspective, an understanding of, and respect for, cultural difference.
We believe that ethnography remains the basis of anthropological study and fieldwork is an important component of the postgraduate program, particularly at the PhD level.
The ethnographic expertise of the department ranges through South and Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Europe to the study of minority communities and their cultures in Australia, incorporating a range of theoretical perspectives.
For Course and Unit information see:
- Find out more about anthropologyWhat is anthropology? In the very broadest sense, anthropology is the study of human cultural diversity. Unlike most units which deal with specialised aspects of humanity, anthropology remains dedicated to studying the diversity of human expression through space and time.
- Why do a postgraduate degree in anthropology?The postgraduate programs in anthropology are centred on the MA and PhD degrees, which provide the opportunity for students to contribute to anthropological knowledge through their own research projects. Within the scope of& the MA by 100% research a student is expected to make a significant contribution to anthropological knowledge through a piece of critical research which applies and evaluates anthropological ...