Anthropologists seek to understand how humans build meaningful lives, whether living in a small village or a large metropolitan area.
By studying Anthropology, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of humanity and the societies that we live in. The anthropologists at Waikato share a common interest in the Pacific region, which is a focus of our teaching and research.
- International Development Worker
- Museum Curator
- Overseas Aid Worker
- Research or Policy Analyst
- Travel and Tourism Operator
Study Anthropology in any of these qualifications
|Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology||ANTH101||15.0 Points|
|New Zealand and the Pacific||ANTH102||15.0 Points|
|Ethnicity and Identity||ANTH201||20.0 Points|
|Polynesia and its Peoples||ANTH202||20.0 Points|
|Food, Taste, Cuisine: Origins and Transformations||ANTH206||20.0 Points|
|Magic, Cosmology and Religion||ANTH207||20.0 Points|
|Special Topic||ANTH260||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS296||20.0 Points|
|Language, Society and Culture||LING203||20.0 Points|
|The Practice of Social Science Research||SSRP202||20.0 Points|
|Culture and Power in the Pacific||ANTH300||20.0 Points|
|Anthropological Thought and Practice||ANTH301||20.0 Points|
|Anthropology of Livelihood||ANTH302||20.0 Points|
|Melanesian Ethnography||ANTH308||20.0 Points|
|Maori Heritage Management||ANTH325||20.0 Points|
|Special Topic||ANTH360||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||ANTH390||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS396||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Anth) and GradDip(Anth)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Anthropology at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Anth), PGDip(Anth), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA and MSocSc
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the BSocSc(Hons) in Anthropology, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Anthropology papers or all their undergraduate Anthropology papers.
To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Anthropology, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally ANTH591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for Anthropology.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA or MSocSc in Anthropology, a student must have completed either:
a) a BA or BSocSc with a major in Anthropology (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B+ average in either the best three of their 300 level Anthropology papers or all of their undergraduate Anthropology papers, or
b) a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Anthropology (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B+ average across all 500 level papers.
Completion requirements for the MA or MSocSc in Anthropology vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including ANTH515 and SSRP503, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
To be considered for enrolment in a dissertation or thesis, all students must have completed at least 60 points from approved 500 level papers and have gained at least a B+ average.
|Critical Ethnography||ANTH509||15.0 Points|
|Anthropology and Development||ANTH512||15.0 Points|
|Ethnic and Indigenous Minorities||ANTH514||15.0 Points|
|Ethnographic Research||ANTH515||15.0 Points|
|Tribes, Empires, Nations||ANTH520||15.0 Points|
|Environmental Anthropology||ANTH521||15.0 Points|
|Maori Heritage Management||ANTH525||15.0 Points|
|Special Topic||ANTH560||15.0 Points|
|Directed Study||ANTH589||15.0 Points|
|Directed Study||ANTH590||30.0 Points|
|Anthropology Thesis||ANTH593||90.0 Points|
|Anthropology Thesis||ANTH594||120.0 Points|
|The Conduct of Social Science Research: Qualitative Research||SSRP503||15.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Anthropology MPhil Thesis||ANTH800||120.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Anthropology PhD Thesis||ANTH900||120.0 Points|
Anthropology is available as a major for the BA and BSocSc. Anthropology may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
To complete a major in Anthropology, you must gain 120 points above 100 level in Anthropology, including at least 60 points above 200 level.
It is recommended that if you are intending to major in Anthropology you include ANTH101 and ANTH102 in your first year study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 200 level and above. It is also recommended that if you intend to progress to graduate study that you include ANTH301.
With the specific approval of the Programme Convenor of Anthropology, you may include TOST300 in the major.