Indigenous Studies

An exciting interdisciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to learn about the history and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Global in reach, local in engagement

In 2019 Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne underwent transformation. Guided by our local Wurundjeri elders it has become far more responsive to today's generation of globally engaged students. The new program is designed with flexibility in mind and its unique level-one Indigenous breadth subject Aboriginalities (MULT10001) is open to all undergraduates across the university.

If you are serious about Indigenous Studies as an academic pathway, you can embark on a minor, major, honours course. We also provide world class supervision for our post graduates, whether undertaking a masters or doctorate within and beyond the Faculty of Arts. Indigenous / First Peoples students are additionally nurtured and stretched by the Indigenous Studies team who will assist stair casing them into academic and/or professional careers in step with local and global challenges and opportunities. Your qualification in Indigenous Studies from the University of Melbourne will be internationally recognised and transferable, providing vocational and research entry points into a multitude of Indigenous aligned organisations, businesses and universities worldwide.

As an Indigenous Studies graduate, you will acquire a deep understanding of what it means to be Indigenous locally - outback or in a city - while becoming properly qualified and equipped to enter any Indigenous social, political or economic context, globally.

For more information please see the Bachelor of Arts Indigenous Studies Major web page.



Graduate coursework

Graduate research