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Study Anthropology and Sociology at Curtin

Anthropology and Sociology

Undergraduate Double Degree Major


Anthropology and Sociology Double Degree Major (BSc/BA)


Understanding human behaviour is paramount in a world of increasing globalisation.

Study Anthropology and Sociology at Curtin

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In our world of increasing globalisation and cultural shifts, many employers need the expertise of those with a deeper understanding of human behaviours.

What does it really mean to be human? Anthropology examines this theme through the lens of culture and diversity. Sociology examines how human actions are shaped by social groups and economic, political and social pressures.

This double degree major draws on the strengths of the two interlinked fields. It explores how cultural practices, institutions, social groups and everyday lives are being transformed within the context of comprehensive global change.

You’ll study contemporary issues such as communication and media, community development, gender relations, education, family, human rights, health, work and crime. You’ll also learn the conceptual and practical skills to respond to these global and local changes.

This program focuses on the contexts of Australia, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This course sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce.

Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.

To apply for this course, you will apply for the most preferred double degree. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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Why study

  • Our staff are research-active, working in many parts of the world, including Australia, and have won a range of state and national teaching awards.
  • We provide a friendly, supportive and lively learning environment in which the skills you acquire will allow you to engage critically and constructively with the major social issues of the day, such as economic and technological change, unemployment, political instability, environmental transformation, and the accelerating pace of change.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information


  • Anthropologist
  • Sociologist
  • Heritage specialist


  • Allied health
  • Urban planning
  • Heritage
  • Local government
  • Community engagement

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the social sciences
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively within a social science discipline and across disciplinary boundaries
  • demonstrate the ability to locate relevant information from a range of sources and to make decisions about the significance of this information in the development of a disciplined analysis of social life
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate to the two disciplines
  • demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies and the ability to decide on their applications appropriately
  • show sustained intellectual curiosity by taking responsibility for one's own learning and intellectual development through the recognition of a range of learning strategies
  • demonstrate the capacity to understand social life in a range of local and global contexts
  • embrace the importance of cultural diversity and of human rights in the making of knowledge in the social sciences
  • understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is both ethical and principled

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-ANTSS
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022