Facts & figures
- #26 in the world for Anthropology
- #18 in the world for Development Studies
- 2019 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Founded in 1925, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney is Australia's first. We maintain our strong reputation for theoretical innovation, excellence in ethnographic fieldwork and an outstanding commitment to the training of postgraduate research students.
As well as studying small-scale societies and groups in both rural and urban areas around the world, we investigate modern nation states and transnational networks.
We specialise in the cultural regions of Indigenous Australia, Melanesia, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as in development and globalisation, urban studies and environmental change.
Anthropology analyses what human cultures have in common and how they differ. Learn about contemporary lives and issues in the world today, including: healing systems; religious traditions; gender, the body and sexuality; forms of marriage and family; international development; and Indigenous cultures.
We offer three research degrees in Anthropology and you will need to have a substantial background in this area to be eligible to enrol.
Understand the challenges of sustainable human development on a local, national and global scale. This degree provides theoretical foundations and opportunities for practice-based understanding of development policy, programs and outcomes.
Our academics are currently undertaking anthropological research through a wide variety of projects, including:
For a full listing of our upcoming events, please visit the School's events calendar.
We hold regular seminars on Thursdays for the general public, staff, students, visiting anthropologists and colleagues from related fields to exchange ideas and discuss new research. Join our mailing list for upcoming seminars and other events in the Department.
For futher information, please contact Luis Angosto Ferrández, convenor of the Seminar Series.