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Anthropology is the study of human society, over time and place. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon cultural, biological and social sciences, linguistic, humanities, physical sciences and archaeological research. It considers such fascinating questions as how peoples’ behavior changes over time, how people move about the world, why and how people from distant parts of the world and dissimilar cultures are different and the same.


As a graduate of Anthropology, your postgraduate pathway is highly dependent on your interests, skills and experience (in any). It is also very useful to get your postgraduate degrees in related fields as it has the potential to improve your career prospects. Here are some of the areas you can pursue in your postgraduate studies:

  • Publishing studies
  • Diplomatic Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Foreign Relations and Public Policies
  • Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Strategic and Defense Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • ASEAN Studies
  • Regional Integration Studies
  • Other areas of research
Subject Focus

The following are some of the subjects you will study in this field:

  • Development Studies
  • Industrial Studies
  • Social Work Studies
  • Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeological Studies
  • Other Subjects

Entry Requirements:

STPM, A level, Foundation in Arts, Diploma in related fields or equivalent.

Personality Type

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Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

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Career Info

Anthropology is the study of humanity. Its main subdivisions are social anthropology and cultural anthropology, which describes the workings of societies around the world, linguistic anthropology, which investigates the influence of language in social life, and biological or physical anthropology, which concerns long-term development of the human organism.

  • Diplomatic and Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Educator
  • Researcher Assistant
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Media Writer
  • International Relations Manager
  • Other job titles

Entry level: RM2,200 – RM3,200
Professional level varies based on the years of experience and industries

Job Demand

Anthropology is quite open course, and the expertise from this course is versatile and can work anywhere related to society and human research.

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