Bachelor of Archaeology

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 65.15
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
70.00
TAFElink:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: LOTE, SEAS, RISAS


International students
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements


Course overview

The Bachelor of Archaeology program at Flinders is one of the few specialised degrees in Australia that will give you the comprehensive training required to pursue a career in this exciting area.

This flexible program gives you a solid grounding in the basics of archaeology then allows you to follow a pathway of interest in the following areas of specialisation:

  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Maritime archaeology
  • Historical archaeology
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Classical archaeology.

Regular field trips and laboratory and practical sessions are features of this program.

The Bachelor of Archaeology produces independent thinkers who can apply their skills to a range of settings, including working effectively in teams.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule .

What is Archaeology?

Archaeology can involve the painstaking restoration and description of small artefacts, but it also takes in the big picture.

As a discipline, it crosses what was once seen as a divide between science and the humanities, incorporating such diverse fields as anthropology, art history, biology, earth sciences, environmental sciences, geography, geology, heritage management, history, human evolution and modern material culture.

As we become more aware of how the past can and should shape our future, archaeologists often are at the cutting edge of policy development and decision-making.

Why study Archaeology at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Archaeology at Flinders:

  • provides more practical experience than any other archaeology degree offered in Australia
  • includes exciting field experience options in a range of areas, including historical, Indigenous and maritime archaeology
  • gives students a sound understanding of cultural heritage management and consultancy-based archaeology
  • provides the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in 2nd or 3rd year 
  • is designed to provide students with a substantial grounding in theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of archaeology.

Professional Recognition/Membership

An Honours degree requiring a 4th year of study is available and is required for membership of professional associations such as The Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Archaeology degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214021
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $6,416

International students
CRICOS code: 024778G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $21,400 

 

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Arts & Humanities (PDF 1MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus

 

Related links

Archaeology at Flinders

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology

Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology 

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