Flinders University offers two distinct archaeology Graduate Coursework Programs:
These are the longest running and strongest archaeology graduate coursework programs on offer in Australia. Both courses feature fully articulated Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters degrees and incorporate a wide range of topics in Indigenous, historical and maritime archaeology, cultural heritage management, archaeological field methods, geophysics, human osteology, rock art research, professional archaeology and much more. In addition, our students can supplement their studies with topics in tourism, environmental management, geography, geographical information systems, film and media, palaeontology, and more. Furthermore, all of our degrees are highly flexible and can be completed externally, both full time and part time. Students can also participate in an intensive topic selected from Australia’s largest range of archaeology fieldschools and intensives.
We engage closely with industry in order to enhance our curriculum, to provide career development opportunities for students, and to help produce graduates who are superbly equipped for a career in cultural heritage management or professional archaeology. We also place a very special emphasis on integrating research into all aspects of our curriculum. This includes incorporating cutting edge research results into our topics at all levels, as well as developing student research skills, and offering a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in research projects.
By completing a research thesis as part of our Masters programs, students also have ample opportunities to undertake a supervised program of research across a wide range of subject areas. A Masters by Coursework represents an alternate pathway to a PhD, and many of our existing PhD students are graduates of our coursework program. All masters students are encourage to participate in the Graduate Colloquium, which 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.
All of this takes place within a vibrant intellectual and social setting. We have regular seminars, public lectures and masters classes that allow you to supplement your studies. In addition, the Flinders University Archaeology Department includes a full Bachelor of Archaeology program, as well as a Masters by Research and Doctoral program. This makes for a large and cohesive student body that is best represented by the work of the Archaeology Society, ‘ArchSoc’. We also boast ten full time academic staff and two technical officers, many Adjunct Staff and Industry Partners, together with modern state of the art facilities and equipment.