with a broad and rich understanding of ancient times, we can better understand who we are today and where we are going in the future.
macquarie’s world-leading ancient history courses let you immerse yourself in mediterranean and near eastern culture and language, both on campus and at archaeological dig sites overseas.
- collections officer
- government adviser
- policy officer
immerse yourself in ancient cultures and languages, both on campus and at archaeological dig sites overseas with macquarie's leading ancient history courses.
archaeology reconstructs cultures from the things that we – and our predecessors – have used and then left behind, from dwellings to jewellery and tombs.
study archaeology at macquarie and you can learn with our amazing facilities on-campus as well as dig sites overseas, with the opportunity to integrate both arts and science knowledge.
- field director
- field technician
- heritage consultant
- education officer
- tourism officer
uncover the past when you study archaeology at macquarie. you'll work with amazing on-campus facilities, and have opportunities to visit dig sites overseas.
anthropology is the comparative study of societies and human diversity.
our applied anthropology focus at macquarie will ensure you have the practical skills – along with the theoretical knowledge – you need to understand the issues concerning diverse peoples of this planet.
- community planner
- diversity consultant
- policy developer
- cultural adviser
understand the issues concerning the diverse peoples of our world. macquarie's applied anthropology approach gives you experience with both theory and practice.
from art to social media, environmental activism to social taboos, our cultural practices reveal how we make meaning, how we organise our social and political relationships and how we identify ourselves.
at macquarie you’ll explore political, ethical and social interactions and their consequences for cultural practice and communications. designed for those who aspire to lead social change, you'll learn creative ways to tackle the global challenges facing cultures and communities.
- arts administrator
- diversity officer
- policy analyst
- advocacy officer
- development officer
tackle the political, ethical and social challenges faced by the world's communities when you study cultural and global studies at macquarie.
studying english develops many essential skills—including communication, evaluation, flexibility, and independence of judgement.
at macquarie you’ll build advanced skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and communication as you deal with texts and their functions within particular cultures.
- editor and publisher
- literary agent
- media adviser
- literary agent
explore texts and their cultural functions when you study english literature at macquarie. you'll build advanced skills in reading, analysis and communication.
environment and society examines the complex relationships between people and their environments from geographical and social perspectives, with a focus on social justice, equity and sustainability.
you’ll address the most important global and urban environmental issues of our time, such as corporate responsibility, resource security and climate change, and seek to improve quality of life for future generations.
- legal officer
- policy adviser
confront critical issues like climate change, resource security and corporate responsibility when you study environment and society at macquarie.
geographers strive to understand how the earth works, and how humans interact with it and each other at a range of geographical scales.
at macquarie you’ll prepare for a range of careers in development, planning, government, and science by combining topics like population studies with integrated practical skills like research methodology.
- river care officer
- insurance analyst
- resource planner
- soil surveyor
- water policy adviser
study how the earth works and how humans interact with it. geography at macquarie prepares you for careers in development, government, science and beyond.
learn to think critically about the world we live in, and develop a deeper understanding of the issues impacting indigenous communities.
indigenous studies at macquarie is a diverse, interdisciplinary area of study, where you’ll explore the everyday social, cultural and political world of indigenous peoples locally and globally.
- case worker
- health worker
- indigenous advocate
- youth adviser
- project officer
explore the social, cultural and political lives of indigenous communities and the issues impacting them when you choose indigenous studies at macquarie.
the study of international relations focuses on the global system—how it originated and how it functions today.
at macquarie you’ll deepen your understanding of how the world works and how you fit into it by examining the political, economic, cultural, legal and institutional forces influencing strategy and policy.
- human rights officer
- policy analyst
study international relations at macquarie to deepen your knowledge of the political, economic, cultural, legal and institutional forces influencing our world.
studying modern history gives you a rich perspective on the evolution of today’s complex and rapidly evolving world.
at macquarie you’ll gain crucial transferable skills in research, critical analysis and synthesis, reasoning, argument, inquiry, ethical problem-solving and effective communication.
- union official
- public sector advise
- media officer
build a rich perspective on the evolution of today's society and develop crucial transferable skills when you study modern history at macquarie.
what is the mind? do we have free will? what is race and does it matter? philosophy explores fundamental questions about human life.
at macquarie you’ll develop critical thinking and reasoning skills in one of the top philosophy departments in australasia. philosophical knowledge and skills prepare you for a wide range of careers.
- policy consultant
develop your critical thinking in one of australasia's top philosophy departments. you'll build key workplace skills while exploring life's big questions.
politics is concerned with how societies are structured; the distribution of power, and collective decision making.
at macquarie you’ll explore the processes of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation; current political ideas; debates covering world issues; and relations between states and institutions.
- press secretary
build your knowledge of today's political issues when you study politics at macquarie. you'll explore power, decision-making, policy, social structure and more.
we live in an increasingly dynamic world with patterned gender differences and divisions between rich and poor, citizens and refugees, east and west.
these divisions structure the web of our social relationships. you'll explore them, and learn skills in research methods and analysis to enable social change through effective policy and planning.
- policy analyst
- social planner
- media producer
explore the patterns and divisions structuring our social relationships, and equip yourself to make a difference with essential skills in research and analysis.
urban and regional planning is a profession that shapes the places where people live, work and play. planners aim to improve the social, spatial and environmental fabric of cities by creating vibrant, healthy and equitable communities, and by facilitating sustainable transport, infrastructure and growth.
you'll be taught by teachers with research expertise in the fields of urban studies, planning theory and practice, environmental management, social justice and sustainability in urban settings, and from leading planning professionals.
- heritage planner
- housing officer
- development assessor
- policy analyst
- strategic planner
- urban/town planner
prepare for a career shaping the places people live, work and play. macquarie offers you a unique, socially and environmentally driven perspective on planning.