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Undergraduate coursework

Indigenous studies at ANU

Indigenous studies at ANU

CAEPR is host to the Australian Indigenous Studies major and minor and offers a number of undergraduate courses

Indigenous studies is concerned with the place of Indigenous people in Australian society, in social, cultural, economic, political and historical terms. The subject is interdisciplinary, and it is possible to undertake courses from anthropology, archaeology, art, gender studies, history, linguistics, music, public policy and sociology. 

Students will engage with distinguished scholars working with Indigenous people across Australia to develop and deepen their understandings of peoples, populations, and communities.

The Indigenous studies course convenor is Dr Jerry Schwab.

Graduate coursework

ANU Campus

Those wishing to develop expertise in the application of anthropology to contemporary policy and practice in Indigenous affairs can undertake courses through CAEPR as part of the Graduate Program in Indigenous Policy, a specialisation in the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD), or the highly flexible Graduate Studies Select Program.

Graduate research

CAEPR offers the opportunity for full-time or part-time students to undertake research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in a broad range of disciplines.


A range of scholarships are available for graduate research and a small number for graduate coursework programs.  Summer Research Scholarships are available to current undergraduate and honours students.

Graduate profiles

Graduates of CAEPR research and coursework degrees have invariably gone on to do interesting and challenging work in the Indigenous sector.  Read about our past graduates.


For further information on study at CAEPR, contact the Centre Administrator, Ms Tracy Deasey.

Phone: (02) 6125 0587 (International 61-2-6125 0587)
Fax: (02) 6125 9730 (International 61-2-6125 9730)


about this site Updated: 10 January 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, CAEPR / Page Contact:  CAEPR Administrator