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Major

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Bachelors of Science/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

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

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
  • Indigenous community adviser
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education worker

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

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

  • Indigenous Australian Issues: Past, Present, Future
  • Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Indigenous Women and Men: Gendered Business
  • Contemporary Indigenous knowledge, thought and philosophy

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