University of South Australia

Aboriginal and Australian Studies

Interested in Aboriginal and Australian Studies?

Gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of Aboriginal people in Australia. 

These exciting degrees will take you on a journey to explore Australia’s rich history and culture - you will learn from industry experts and award-winning researchers1 and will also have the opportunity to learn from highly respected Aboriginal professionals.

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Key features

  • Top 10 in Australia for student satisfaction in Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences1.
  • Learn from world-class educators and researchers – we’re number one in South Australia for research in Cultural Studies and Linguistics2.
  • Benefit from flexible learning options – our undergraduate degree can be studied partially online, and our postgraduate qualifications can be studied fully online.
  • Use this degree as a pathway to further study, including Master of Teaching (Secondary).

1ComparED (QILT): Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Postgraduate). Public universities only. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Why UniSA?

You’ll be taught by industry professionals. Our academics and tutors have a very practical approach to learning, and you’ll work on real projects and get real experience. We’ve also invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces.

We’re Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research1 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international heavyweights to focus on real world projects.

12019 QS Stars Ratings

UniSA offers the following Aboriginal and Australian Studies degrees

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Your career

Working with Aboriginal communities allows you to explore the cultural, historic, social and health-related issues facing Aboriginals and Indigenous peoples. You’ll need compassion, empathy, cultural awareness and sensitivity, superior communication and problem solving skills. 

Graduates find work as project officers, community service personnel and executive officers across a range of industries and business areas. You could find employment in:

  • public service
  • human and community service organisations
  • private sector organisations
Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university and our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

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Study at UniSA

Influence the future of Australian society. With flexible learning options including a range of courses offered online, you can gain the skills and knowledge required to work in a range of Aboriginal and Indigenous contexts and position yourself to make a difference for future generations of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

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What others are saying

Studying the Master of Aboriginal Studies is helping me take the steps needed to reach my lifelong dream to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Australia.

Amanda Radomi

Master of Aboriginal Studies

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Amanda Radomi

Master of Aboriginal Studies

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:


Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.


A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017