Mātauranga Tikanga Tangata
Anthropology is a broad and exciting area of study for anyone of any age and background. If you’re interested in the history of our existence, languages and cultures, identity, religion, and more, then Anthropology is for you.
At UC, you will learn about our collective history, and explore future issues like the evolving role of technology in our lives, power structures and systemic issues, and where our global culture might be heading.
- Study topics that challenge your current way of thinking, and get you thinking deeply about the topic.
- Get involved on campus through clubs and advocacy.
- Combine your interests with other studies by adding Anthropology to many UC bachelor’s degrees.
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:
- Three 200-level ANTH courses
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level ANTH courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
You can tailor your studies in Anthropology to suit your job or career interests. The skills you learn through your studies — rational thinking, critical analysis, ethnography, cross-cultural communication, writing, and research — are transferable and can be used in other fields.
Some career pathways could include:
- Government and policy
- International relations and foreign affairs
- Media and public relations
- Social research.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Anthropology.
Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
Phone +64 3 369 3377
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Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
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