Why study Archaeolo

Graduate Coursework Programs 

Our Graduate Coursework Programs are more than just another degree.

Our Masters programs incorporate a wide range of topics from archaeology, heritage management, tourism, environmental management, history, biodiversity studies and geography, and have been deliberately designed to fill the skills gaps identified in graduate training by a 2005 and 2010 national survey of working archaeologists.

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We would like to thank our Industry Advisory Panel, which provides advice and critical guidance to our graduate programs, ensuring their continuing relevance to local and international industry needs.  Panel members form a consultative board to advise on on topic content, program structure, workplace opportunities, skills needs, and any other issues relevant to ensuring that our students remain competitive and employable upon graduation.

Alongside our award-winning academic program, Flinders also offers the Directed Industry-Ready Training (DIRT) Program, combining university credit with a wide range of industry projects and partners.  The DIRT Program:

  • Networks our students with heritage industry professionals, including private companies, state government departments, local government and community organisations, who provide training and mentoring in a variety of capacities.  
  • Fosters professional development and growth, expert collaboration, career advancement, and visibility to assist students to become recognised members of the discipline before they graduate.
  • Offers increasingly comprehensive industry-integrated projects, including Directed Studies(individual, mentored research projects with an Industry Partner), field schools with community groups and thesis projects with Industry Partners to build depth of experience and accelerate career path development.
  • Incorporates the Archaeology Master Class series, through which Industry Partners from a range of heritage specialities deliver free workshops and offer a range of complementary skills and knowledge that can’t be accommodated within the confines of a degree.

Don’t just take our word for it either - read what our students have to sayand decide for yourself.  To find out more about what our graduate students do at Flinders, read the Archaeology blog, or download the latest edition of Engage: The Bulletin of the Flinders Graduate Programs in Archaeology.

The Graduate Colloquium: This is an exchange opportunity for all PhD, MA, Honours and Masters by Coursework students in archaeology and related disciplines from Flinders and beyond. The colloquium fosters academic exchange between students who are writing a thesis in archaeology.