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Major

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Bachelors of Music (Honours) / Arts

Indigenous Australia constitutes the world’s oldest continuous culture.

In this major, you'll develop connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and strengthen your skills to think creatively and critically as a citizen of the world.

Graduates typically work in a broad range of roles with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, like education, community development, public health, government and advocacy.

Highlights

96 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Community engagement officer
  • Cultural support liaison
  • Employment consultant
  • Education administration officer
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Indigenous rights adviser
  • Indigenous community adviser

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Critical Indigenous knowledges, thought and philosophy
  • Exploring Indigenous Art, Film, Music and Literature Through Iconic Works

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