Undergraduate

Anthropology and Sociology

Are you fascinated by society and human experience? Media, religion, art and politics are just some of the areas you will explore as you seek to better understand people and our society.
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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

A major in Anthropology and Sociology lays the foundation for careers in mining and Indigenous issues both in Australia and overseas, social welfare, the law, physical and mental health, environmental problem solving and assessment, urban planning, education, development, foreign aid and agricultural development.
A major in Anthropology and Sociology lays the foundation for careers in mining and Indigenous issues both in Australia and overseas, social welfare, the law, physical and mental health, environmental problem solving and assessment, urban planning, education, development, foreign aid and agricultural development.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$6,349.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,349.00 - $7,764.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$28,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$85,500.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$90,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$31,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$93,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Anthropology and Sociology includes the topics of religions, politics, kinship, gender, education, health, migration, landscapes and the media. This major incorporates the study of the cultures, institutions, social behaviours, economies and systems of meaning of all human societies. As a student you'll investigate cultural theories and a range of studies on behaviours and beliefs that are used to explore the great diversity of past and present human societies.

About The Course

The study of Anthropology and Sociology helps you understand your place in the world, providing useful skills for living and working in a changing, multicultural society.
Anthropology and Sociology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Anthropology and Sociology
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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Course Structure

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