Bachelor of Archaeology

Flinders University

This degree is designed to provide students with a substantial grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of archaeology. Archaeologists are interested in the relationships between material objects, culture and human behaviour in contexts ranging from early hominid activities in Africa six million years ago, to contemporary urban and rural lifeways. Archaeology crosses the modern divide between the sciences and humanities, incorporating such diverse fields of study as anthropology, art history, biological sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, geography, heritage management, history, human evolution and modern material culture. The degree prepares students for professional careers in archaeology in a wide range of settings including Aboriginal communities, government, independent consultancies, museums, private industry and universities.

Course Fee:

International: $77,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program


in first year students complete core (compulsory) topics in Archaeology and a preparatory topic in academic and professional communication. In addition they are able to undertake a range of non-archaeology based option topics. In later years, students are required to complete a number of Archaeology topics, as well as a variety of specialist option topics, such as Environmental Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology and Indigenous Archaeology.

Subjects you can Study:

Human evolution; Maritime archaeology; Historical archaeology; Indigenous archaeology

Further information:

Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Applied Geographical Information Systems, Science (Biodiversity and Conservation, Coasts and Oceans, Environmental Science, Forensic and Analytical Science and Marine Biology).


An Honours degree requiring a fourth year of study or a Graduate Diploma requiring one further year of study is available and is required for membership of professional associations such as The Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 60 No Full time 3 years
Bedford Park 60 No Part time 6 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

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Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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