Master of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies)


This includes: the origins of Indigenous Australian people; their occupation and adaptation to the continent; their traditional social, cultural, linguistic, musical and artistic practices; the impact of European colonisation; the place of Indigenous Australian people in Australian society today; and the representation of Indigeneity in literature and biography.
Typical courses

  • Indigenous Australian Societies and Culture
  • Indigenous Australians and Australian Society Today
  • Graduate Reading Course (Anthropology)
  • Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy
  • Australian Archaeology
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
  • Trauma, Memory and Culture
  • Indigenous Australian History
  • Language in Indigenous Australian Society

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Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree with Honours in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) with a minimum 70% course average.