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Master of Archaeological Science

Boost your credentials and your career with a Master of Archaeological Science at the ANU. This unique degree offers you access to over 40 top ranked international archaeologists. Join them in the field or in our world class laboratories to hone your technical expertise and experience. Students can tailor the program to their own training objectives, through hands on experience with a wide range of supervising specialists, materials and laboratory resources. Two specialisations are available to match your interests: Forensic archaeology and palaeopathology and Quaternary studies and palaeoenvironments.

 

Admission requirements

Domestic

  1. A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline maybe eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

International

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline maybe eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Career opportunities

The Master of Archaeological Science can lead to a PhD, or advance your career in cultural and environmental resource management, heritage management, forensic science and materials science.

Further studies

Master of Archaeological Science (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Archaeological Science, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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Updated:  23 February, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications