PhD in Anthropology

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Location Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences
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PhD in Anthropology

Anthropology involves the study of cultural differences and similarities in a globalised world. ANU is a leading international centre for Anthropological teaching and research with students and staff from all over the world. The range of Anthropology teaching and research at ANU currently focuses on: Australia (Indigenous, settler, and migrant communities), Melanesia, Indonesia, China, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Polynesia, and India.

The University's theoretical and analytical interests include: development; markets and exchange systems; colonialism, globalisation and the transformation of traditional societies; symbolic and artistic systems; and visual anthropology. The College also focuses on: the anthropology of gender; popular culture; nationalism, post-colonialism and post-socialism; human health and ecology; kinship and social organisation; biosocial anthropology, and primatology. Other topics include: medical, nutritional and demographic anthropology; language and culture; religion and ritual; anthropology of emotion; urban societies; the history of anthropology; and rural change in Europe.

Fieldwork is an important component of study at PhD level and students are encouraged to conduct intensive fieldwork, for which they normally receive financial support.

More information about PhD opportunities in Anthropology at ANU.


A range of scholarships are available for PhD students. Applications for scholarships for international students close on 31 August each year, and applications for scholarships for domestic students are open until 31 October each year.

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