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What will I learn?

Learn to think creatively, analyse effectively and use the critical thinking skills necessary to work in today’s modern society. Work nationally or internationally with our arts degree designed to equip you to be a digital disrupter – use analytical and creative thinking to stand out from the crowd.

Be taught by world-class lecturers and experience small, friendly classes and personalised support. Practical work placements ensure you are work-ready when you graduate. Depending on your chosen major, you may also have the opportunity to experience an overseas placement.

Anthropology

Study cultural and ethnic difference and analyse how people’s beliefs fit into a wider social, political and economic context. These skills are critical in decision making for governments, corporations and not-profit organisations in Australia and internationally.

You will gain a thorough understanding of world cultures, history, languages, ethnic differences, politics, economics and social systems. Learn the research, observation and interview techniques that will equip you to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Build a career in international aid, international development, or community development. With further study, you can work in museums, heritage and conservation organisations, universities, research institutes or government departments.

Popular combinations for this Anthropology major include Archaeology, History, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology.

Career opportunities

Studying a Bachelor of Arts provides you with a diverse range of skills that will open up various career options depending on your chosen study area.

You can find employment in different sectors and work nationally or internationally as an expert in your field. Keep your career options open and select the majors that most suit you.

Career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropologist in museums, heritage and conservation agencies,
  • Archaeologist or researcher
  • Journalist, media and communications professional or communications officer
  • Policy advisor or negotiator
  • Community development officer
  • Historian, heritage officer, or records manager

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010346B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (16,29,469) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road,

SMITHFIELD,

Queensland,

4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (16,29,469) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street,

CAIRNS CITY,

Queensland,

4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills