Bachelor of Archaeology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

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.


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.


  • Human evolution
  • Maritime archaeology
  • Historical archaeology
  • Indigenous archaeology

Standard 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


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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $82,800 No information available Yes No information available

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).

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