Fast facts

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

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Archaeology

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:

  • Human Evolution
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Indigenous 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 a substantial grounding in all aspects of archaeology as part of a preparation for a professional career in archaeology or related areas
  • focuses on global archaeology and how the study of archaeology interrelates with human behaviour and society - past and present
  • includes more practical experience than any other archaeology degree offered in Australia
  • provides students with a substantial grounding in theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of archaeology
  • gives students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in 2nd or 3rd year.

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?  

Combined degrees

You can combine this course with the following:

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

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

2018: $6,874

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

2018: $25,800
2019: $27,600




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Culture and communication (PDF 1MB)

International students

International course guides


Related links

Archaeology at Flinders

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology

Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology