Bachelor of Archaeology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Unlock the secrets of the past by studying the only discipline that looks at the human journey as a whole. As a Bachelor of Archaeology student at La Trobe, you'll study humanity's past through material cultures and physical evidence. You'll learn through hands-on study that teaches you sought-after skills and their real-world applications. Gain the knowledge necessary for ethical heritage management, archaeological fieldwork and working with traditional owner groups, particularly Australia's First Peoples. Advance your career through professional internships or placements with our range of industry and government partners. You'll also have the opportunity to complete internships, field schools, exchanges and study tours internationally. Previous students have travelled to locations like South Africa, Nepal, Sir Lanka, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China and Jordan. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Structure

360 credit points over 3 years full time of part time equivalent

Subjects

  • First Year Semester 1: The Human Journey
  • World Archaeology
  • 2x Level 1 University Elective. First Year Semester 2: Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations, 3x Level 1 University Elective. Second Year Semester 1: Past Landscapes and Environments, Introduction to Archaeological Science, Archaeology Coded Level 2 subject (ARC2), Level 1 or 2 University Elective. Second Year Semester 2: Digging Archaeology, Archaeology Coded Level 2 subject (ARC2), Level 1 or 2 University Elective, Level 2 University Elective. Third Year Semester 1: Australian Indigenous Archaeology, Objects, Things, & Artefacts A, Archaeology Coded Level 3 subject (ARC3), Level 3 University Elective. Third Year Semester 1: Digging Archaeology, Archaeology Coded Level 2 subject (ARC2), Level 1 or 2 University Elective, Level 2 University Elective.

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate - Y12 and English or equivalent. Applications are also accepted from prospective students who do not meet the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate proficiency equivalence to stated Year 12 pre-requisites through: Relevant work experience
  • Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Study information

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