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Macquarie University (MQU)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Archaeology with a Specialisation in Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology concerned with the study of cultural variation among human societies. Cultural anthropologists study people and societies, with a particular interest in how traditions, beliefs, customs and languages differ from one to another. 

In this specialisation, you’ll become confident in communicating how humans are shaped by interactions with their social, cultural and physical environments, including the processes of globalisation and other agents of culture change. You’ll also gain an understanding of the relationship between power, gender, ethnicity, race and other forms of difference and exclusion, and of how they configure identities and communities. The skills you’ll develop in analysis, critical thinking, observation and qualitative research methods will help set you up for a future in museums, education, research institutes, journalism, community outreach, diplomacy, market and applied research, private business, and cultural heritage and conservation.


  • This specialisation covers a broad range of topics, including illness and healing, food, art, consumption and culture, myth and symbolism, and ethnographic research. 
  • You’ll develop transferable and employable skills in analysis as you examine anthropological media and data sources, and assess such information within their historical, social and theoretical contexts. 
  • You’ll study the pre- and proto-historic cultures of the Mediterranean through the Greek, Roman, Coptic and Byzantine worlds, and further along the Silk Road to China. 
  • Participation in international archaeological excavations and surveys in Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Turkey, in addition to local or international internships, will enhance your employment prospects. 
  • You’ll conduct field and laboratory activities in our archaeological laboratory with 3D scanner and in our on-campus simulated archaeological site. 
  • Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom – you’ll have the opportunity to kickstart your career and put your new skills into practice as you undertake a PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) project in Australia or overseas. 
  • Macquarie is ranked in the top five in Australia for arts and humanities (Best Global Universities, US News & World Report, 2018) and in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018). 
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall student experience and for teaching quality and learning resources in humanities, culture and social sciences (QILT, 2017).

Campus Information

North Ryde

Sydney New South Wales 2109 Australia


  • Feb Deadline: Dec
  • July Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 7

Application Process

More Information Required
4 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
0 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
7 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career Opportunities
A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.


  • Academic or researcher 
  • Archaeologist 
  • Community outreach coordinator 
  • Education officer 
  • Journalist 
  • Museums officer 
  • Management consulting 
  • User experience designer


  • Cultural organisations 
  • Development organisations 
  • Government departments 
  • Museums and galleries 
  • Non-government organisations 
  • Private business 
  • Universities and schools

PSW Opportunity

After completion of Bachelor's degree student is eligible for 2 years PSW.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For international students, Macquarie uses a selection rank to determine the minimum eligibility requirement for each undergraduate course. This rank has been converted into equivalent scores for various recognised international high school qualifications and university entrance examinations, including global qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and GCE A-Levels.

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