Cricos: 00917K

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The award
BAnth

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 26240 per year

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About Bachelor of Anthropology at Western Sydney University

CRICOS Code: 089197B

Social Anthropology is the study of humans and the cultures they create. The Bachelor of Anthropology offers students the opportunity to examine social patterns and practices across cultures, to discover similarities and differences between cultures, and to understand the processes by which humans organise and create meaning. Areas of focus include the development of anthropology as a discipline; globalisation and culture; power and politics; gender and sexuality; identity and belonging; ethnography and ethnographic methods; indigenous peoples and nation states. Specific attention is given to cultures of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and to cross cultural interactions, at both global and local levels. The degree seeks to equip students with multi-cultural knowledge as well as to provide a thorough grounding in research methods and ethics with utility in a variety of professional and academic contexts. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their anthropological knowledge and practice through a semester long field and study experience, based either overseas or in Australia. The international placement opportunity requires students to obtain a medical clearance, and a Working With Children Check for certain organisations.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAnthHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 26240 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to Western Sydney University is highly competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. Refer to the online handbook for the specific requirements of each degree program. Some programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies (evidence required), you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

More information of Academic and English Language Requirements in available on our Entry Requirements webpage.

Applying to Western Sydney University

International applicants can apply direct to Western Sydney University or via an authorised agent representative of the University. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof in the University Handbook.

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission; An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia; An International Baccalaureate in Australia or A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3; you can lodge your application online at UAC International.

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

Please visit our admissions webpage for full details and a video guide on how to apply to Western Sydney University as an International student.

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