anthropology/pg-arts-anthropology

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Postgraduate - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Political and Social Inquiry
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Anthropology is the discipline within the University that is concerned with the study of specific cultures and their social organisation. All anthropology staff have intensive research experience in other societies and their cultures and bring to the units offered, whether they are about 'others' or 'ourselves', a distinctly anthropological perspective, and an understanding of and respect for cultural difference. The ethnographic expertise of the staff ranges through indigenous Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific to the study of minority communities and their cultures in Australia, incorporating a range of theoretical perspectives.

Research seminars are an important part of the graduate experience. Students are involved in seminars within the disciplines and the school to help them develop a range of research skills, receive feedback on their work, and share and learn with others in the intellectual community of the school. They are encouraged to organise and attend conferences, summer schools and enrichment programs, and to publish and present their work in a variety of forums.

Previous students of the school who have completed graduate degrees have won scholarships for study, travel and further research. Many have had the opportunity to conduct and speak about their research across Australia and around the world. All our postgraduate programs aim to provide students with a broad range of research skills and equip them for careers in social research, government, industry and the public service.

Units

2846 Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry.

This course provides students who already have an honours degree in anthropology or other related disciplines with the opportunity to expand, update and deepen their knowledge and understanding. Students may choose such a program for various reasons, including the desire to pursue their own intellectual interests, gain more specialised and detailed understanding of a particular area, acquire technical and applied skills and knowledge, or prepare themselves for a PhD and a career in research and teaching.

Units

Students complete 24 points at fifth year level from:

  • APG5259 Into the field: The theory and practice of ethnography
  • APG5379 Violences
  • APG5600 Advanced research methods in social and political sciences
  • APG5711 Special subject

Alternative units may be taken with the approval of the course coordinator.

Course coordinator: Dr Matt Tomlinson

Further courses

For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.