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The Anthropology (Advanced) program at the Australian National University is about the study of contemporary human cultural lives. This degree centres on anthropology’s ethnographic approach, which is employed to understand how people live their lives, on their own terms. Such an approach enables anthropologists to examine key global challenges and events. 


The Anthropology (Advanced) program at the Australian National University is a highly sought-after program that places very strong emphasis on anthropological theory and methods with the intention of turning out graduates ready to work in applied research contexts in the public and corporate sectors, or to proceed to a PhD. 

The program provides students with central skills in anthropological and ethnographic theory and methods, which includes training in research and analysis, a broad suite of optional language training, field-schools, internship placements as well as a thesis option. 

We offer graduates comprehensive training in ethnographic methods and anthropological theory, followed by thematised progression in accordance with the student's interests and future intentions for work or study.

Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand when and how to apply ethnographic research techniques;
  • Select from a range of anthropological methods those most suitable to a particular research or policy problem;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of anthropological theory and the different ethnographic methods associated with different periods;
  • Articulate and demonstrate the value of conducting ethnographic work in a given context;
  • Design ethnographically based programs of investigation ready for application in a given field or work or study.
  • Apply anthropological knowledge to cross-cultural work environments and problem solving.
  • Complete a major piece of research in the field of Anthropology

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Citizen: Culture, Development and Inequality
  • History of Anthropological Theory Extended
  • Research Design and Field Methods in Anthropology
  • Doing Ethnography: Research Practicum on Applied Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


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General requirements

CRICOS: 082266F 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

Tuition Fee

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    45360 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
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