The study of what it means to be human can be fully achieved only by exploring both the past and present of humanity, where aspects of our biology, culture, society, evolution, and behaviour are combined. As an archaeological and evolutionary science student at ANU, you'll receive in depth theoretical, field, and laboratory training covering the many ways in which humans have existed as part of past dynamic societies, and their variation in the modern world. ANU is one of the world's leading archaeological teaching and research universities, offering you opportunities to engage in fieldwork across Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and Europe. It is also the only university in Australia with both Biological Anthropology and Archaeology teaching and research programs. You'll benefit from our strong industry partnerships, our professional internship program, our hands-on master classes with visiting fellows, our variety of field schools, and world-class laboratory facilities.
The Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science offers access to our world-class teaching staff and laboratory facilities to equip you with the practical, analytical, and interpretive skills necessary for further research, professional archaeological consulting, and for diverse professional fields.
You can tailor the program to your own training objectives, through hands-on experience with a wide-range of supervising specialists, materials and laboratory resources.
Specialisations are available in:
- Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
- Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change
- Human Evolution
- Primate and Human Behaviour