Study with IERC at JCU

Our suite of Indigenous Studies fosters the learning of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. We will guide you to better navigate Indigenous ideas and concepts within the Western world. Moving away from colonisation as the center point, our subjects focus on Indigenous agency and how we are all bound by various constructions of knowledge. This focus allows students to thrive in conditions that require flexibility and builds their comfort with navigating the unknown.

You can take the Undergraduate subjects as a major or minor through the Bachelor of Arts. You can also use individual subjects to enhance other Bachelor degrees, placement experiences and professional development giving you the skills to work confidently with communities across Australia. The Graduate Certificate is for working professionals who want to enrich their skillset and the Masters/Doctorate of Philosophy (Indigenous) is for those looking to further their education and research pursuits. Scroll past our YouTube video below for more information.

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Ancient Knowledges, Current Solutions

Ancient Knowledges, Current Solutions

Our Indigenous Studies are a great way to start using academic processes to explore and consider the crossovers within Western and Indigenous approaches.

Indigenous Studies

Interested in learning about Indigenous people, communities and ideas? How about exploring Indigenous People of Place, People of Knowledge and People of Science? Our Indigenous Studies programs can teach you! We have our:

Students graduate with cross-cultural understandings ready for diverse perspectives, narratives and conversations.

Why choose Indigenous Studies?

Whatever your background, we will guide and support you as you engage and actively participate in conversations about our Indigenous people, their concepts and knowledge systems. This knowledge is invaluable for sustainability in today's ever changing world. Even choosing these subjects as electives adds to the diversity of students’ majors and Bachelor degrees. The knowledge gained can be applied to your career, offering fresh perspectives on issues affecting Indigenous peoples and broader societal challenges.

Other Courses Offered at JCU

JCU has a multitude of study areas for you to look at. You can explore your various discipline options from Allied Health and Pharmacy through to Veterinary and Animal Science.

There is also information covering what each discipline is about and the various courses you can do, such as Diploma of Education, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates. Whether you are studying on any of our campuses or studying online, you can equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to pursue your dream career!

Our courses

“The Indigenous subjects were just mind blowing. They expanded my thoughts and my ideas and how I operate myself as a person now which has been amazing.”

Tracey Hough

JCU Alumni

BA (major)

Tracey Hough.

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