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Anthropologists are specialists in what it means to be human. They examine and investigate the similarities and differences across diverse human societies. Their skills and knowledge help inform and provide solutions for a diverse range of areas in government, non-government and the private sectors. 

USQ’s Anthropology major will introduce you to diverse global cultures, and provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the social and cultural experiences of our own lives. You will delve into critical questions about some of society’s most pressing issues, such as religious and cultural conflict, gender discrimination, racism, food security and other social inequalities.

Anthropology is an ideal area of study for those who work in culturally diverse environments. It equips students to effectively tackle new, community-driven approaches to heritage and culture. Your studies in Anthropology include opportunities to practice key methods of ethnography, and to undertake specialised courses in religion, medical anthropology, and food and culture. It also provides an opportunity to experience hands-on and applied work in museum and heritage studies. Through all courses you will develop your skills in cultural analysis, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills.

Anthropology students often combine their studies with Archaeology, History, International Relations, and Social Justice.

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Arts & Humanities
During her first year of university, Esther Anderson stumbled across Anthropology and instantly fell in love. After completing her undergraduate degree and honours, she went on to study her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to immerse herself in the compelling research landscape.
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