Bachelor of Archaeological Practice

Australian National University ANU

This program is designed to build students' knowledge of theoretical, interpretive and analytical approaches to archaeology enabling them to utilise this knowledge to analyse historical artefacts found in archaeological sites. Archaeology is a key to unlocking the mysteries of humanity's past. Professional archaeologists are involved in many tasks, including the discovery and excavation of archaeological sites, and the interpretation of the material recovered from them. The many technical and analytical skills required to undertake these tasks can be obtained through the program because it provides highly practical knowledge, skills and training in the methods of archaeological investigation. Students will undertake fieldwork and have the opportunity to participate in local or international internships during the course of their degree program. This then enables graduates to pursue professional careers in archaeology, for example careers such as a researcher, heritage consultant or field technician.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent

Structure:

144 units, of which: a maximum of 60 units can come from the completion of 1000-level courses; a minimum of 84 units must come from the completion of 2000- and 3000-level courses. Units must include: 48 units of Archaeological Practice courses; 48 units from the completion of minors, 48 units from elective courses which may be offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.

Subjects you can Study:

Archaeological practice; Archaeology; Environmental archaeology; Forensic and evolutionary archaeology; Regional archaeology

Study Pathways:

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Further information:

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double Arts, Social Sciences group, Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

Recognition:

Graduates of this degree can apply for membership of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Incorporated.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 80 Yes Part time 6 years

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