Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced)

24 months
46650 AUD/year
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The Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) program at the Australian National University will give you the practical and analytic skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. 


The Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) program at the Australian National University is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field. 

It has a number of themes to guide your course choices according to your passions: conflict, development, environment, gender, health, humanitarian, and indigenous.

Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Gain an understanding of trends and changes in development theory and practice as they apply to local development processes;
  • Apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities;
  • Undertake social assessments and integrate social perspectives and participatory practices with other forms of technical expertise in development work;
  • Advise on the development policy processes of NGOs, the private sector, government, and multilateral agencies to ensure the inclusion of local and community perspectives; and
  • Develop and implement a major research project.

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


  • Gender and Development
  • Indigenous Policy and Development
  • Society and Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

CRICOS: 082268D 

  • 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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    46650 AUD/year
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Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
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