Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) will give you the practical and analytic skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. The degree is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field It has a number of themes to guide your course choices according to your passions: conflict, development, environment, gender, health, humanitarian, and indigenous.

Designed for

Anthropology (or cognate) graduates interested in applying critical methods to social issues


96 Units (two years full time) comprising: 48 units of disciplinary courses, 12 units of research methods courses, 12 units of research project courses and 24 units of a supervised thesis.


  • Conflict and development
  • Gender and development
  • Humanitarian action
  • Indigenous policy
  • Society and environment

Standard entry requirements

A cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines: Anthropology, Asia-Pacific Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Heritage Studies, History, Human Rights, Indigenous Australian Studies, International Relations, Pacific Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Research, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $56,640
International: $80,832
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