Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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
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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
Refer to credit transfer for further information.
Further study options
- A Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) program is available
- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Archaeology
- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Maritime Archaeology
- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Cultural Heritage Management
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