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Programme Code
Study Period
4 Years / 2 Years (Senior Year Entry)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Non-JUPAS Senior Year / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Explore the World and Yourself through Anthropology

Are you curious, thoughtful and interested in people? Join us for an intellectual journey in the Anthropology Programme to understand the intricate threads of human existence, challenge preconceived assumptions, and embrace the complexities of cultural diversity. Focusing on social and cultural anthropology, as well as archaeology, our programme covers the theories and methodologies of anthropology, the ethnographies of Hong Kong, Asia and the rest of the world, and a wide range of contemporary social issues. Your academic journey will be enriched by fieldwork experience, internships, summer field trips, and your own final-year research project.


#37 in Anthropology
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Craft Your Path

Cultivate a critical yet empathetic understanding of all things human and nurture a future of diverse possibilities in the Anthropology Programme.

Career Prospects

Anthropology offers a broad and comparative perspective of human cultures and societies across time and space. The Anthropology Programme equips students with the analytical tools and marketable skills to engage with our increasingly multicultural, globalized and ever-changing world. Former students emphasize that in addition to factual knowledge, anthropology has provided them with the mindset and capability to understand and effectively engage with people from different backgrounds in various situations. Graduates of our department have entered a wide range of professional careers, including the following:

  • Museums and heritage
  • Culture and community organizations
  • Market research and marketing
  • Public relations and corporate communication
  • Human resources management
  • Media
  • Education
  • Academic research

Employers include the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the HER Fund, the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Swire, Ipsos, Goldman Sachs, HK01, Mill MILK, and a wide array of educational and research institutions. Many also pursue postgraduate studies in anthropology and related disciplines, both locally and internationally, further expanding their knowledge and career opportunities.

In our anthropology programme, you will nurture cultural understanding, critical thinking, interpersonal communication and other comprehensive skills to prepare you for a rewarding career.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Department of Anthropology:

Department of Anthropology, Room 407, Humanities Building, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3946 7670 / 3943 7677