Bachelor of Arts



Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropology at Deakin focuses on the ways human society creates its communities in diverse cultural settings. Studies in anthropology prepare you to understand and work with people in diverse and international settings. Topics studied include poverty and development, crime and violence, belief systems, health and illness and human ecology.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, media corporations, research consultancies and welfare organisations.


ASS101Peoples of the World

ASS102Culture and Communication

ASS203Being Human (With the Nonhuman)

ASS204Urban Spaces, Global Places

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS233Myth and Ritual

ASS234Environmental Anthropology

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology