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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Anthropology (BAHN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Are you are interested in working as a professional anthropologist?
  • Do you think it would be exciting to do your own research project?
  • Would you like to develop greater specialisation in your university studies?
  • Are you passionate about addressing some of the world’s most pressing social issues, such as cultural conflict, discrimination, food security and social inequality?
  • An Honours degree in anthropology will take you on an intensive journey into the core methods and theories of anthropology, and explore how anthropology can contribute to core issues in wider society.
  • You will develop your own original research project based on wide and deep reading, and critical engagement with the discipline.
  • In addition to developing, maintaining and displaying advanced conceptual skills, you will become increasingly aware of the ways in which Anthropology can contribute to political debates in wider society. 

Career outcomes

  • An Honours degree in anthropology is generally the minimum requirement to work as a professional anthropologist and is the pathway to a research career.
  • Qualified anthropologists offering cultural insights into health, industry, business and technology sectors, find careers in a diverse range of workplaces.
  • Anthropologists enjoy diverse careers in museums, cultural heritage and land management agencies.
  • In Australia anthropologists commonly work with Aboriginal people with regard to native title claims, land and heritage management, and cultural policy work.
  • Anthropologists also work for governments, NGOs and as independent consultants in social and cultural policy and planning, community development, overseas aid and development, health advocacy, environmental impact assessment and education.
  • Honours in anthropology further prepares students for research careers within Universities and other research institutions. 

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

  • Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) in anthropology, archaeology or the combined extended major with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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