Bachelor of Archaeology

Macquarie University

This program will allow students to cross the traditional arts/science divide by integrating core archaeology and ancient history units with a broad selection of science units, offered through a number of majors and minors including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Earth Science, Geophysics and Spatial Information Science. They will embrace archaeology's additional disciplines such as ancient languages, papyrology, epigraphy and numismatics. This structure, which is flexible enough to accommodate backgrounds in the arts, the sciences, or a blend of both, helps students shape a degree tailored to their personal interests. Students are encouraged to explore and undertake research across disciplinary boundaries, and consider the ways in which archaeological practises can influence other disciplines or draw upon them, giving you the necessary knowledge and skills required for subsequent learning and research at the postgraduate level. Learning is enhanced by practical experience provided through a number of field and laboratory activities that complement students' theoretical training, including the resources made available through Macquarie's Museum of Ancient Cultures and the new on-campus simulated archaeological site (available in 2017).

Course Fee:

International: $104,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


72 credit points;. 42 credit points at 200 level; 24 credit points at 300 level.

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient history-ancient languages; Anthropology; Biology; Biomolecular sciences; Chemistry; Climate science; Environmental earth science; Environmental geology; Geography; Geology; Geophysics; Human biology; Interactivity and games; Palaeobiology; Software technology; Spatial information science; Statistics; Web design and development

Further information:

Graduates have found themselves in diverse fields including: diplomatic service, advertising, cultural heritage, museums and libraries, tourism, research, archaeology, education and government. This course is only available in internal attendance mode.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 80.15 Yes Full time 3 years
North Ryde 80.15 Yes Part time 6 years

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Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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