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Student information

As part of the Graduate Studies Field of Anthropology at the ANU, Anthropology, CHL, provides professional training leading to the doctorate (PhD) and two masters degrees.

Anthropology student guide 2012 (pdf, 300KB)

Funding opportunities


The PhD Program

Most of the CHL Anthropology Unit's postgraduate students are enrolled in the PhD Program. The principal qualification for this degree is the submission of thesis involving original research based upon 3.5 years of full-time study. In nearly all cases, PhD students in Anthropology undertake intensive ethnographic fieldwork in Asian or Pacific locations for 1 to 1.5 years with financial support provided by the School.

Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD)

The Master's of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) is a degree offered jointly with the School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the CASS and with other relevant units within the CAP. This one-year degree concentrates on the issues and dilemmas surrounding the application of anthropological knowledge in contexts of contemporary social and economic development. It is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of development officers, policy makers, and other agents of directed cultural change. It consists of coursework with no thesis requirement. More about the MAAPD program

Masters of Philosophy in Anthropology (MPhil)

The Master's of Philosophy in Anthropology is a two-year research degree. The principal requirement for the MPhil is successful submission of a thesis based on original library and archival research.

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