Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

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.

As a student you’ll benefit from strong industry partnerships, a professional internship program, a variety of field schools, hands-on master classes with visiting fellows, variety of field schools, and world-class laboratory facilities.

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.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2020

Career opportunities

Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science program is designed to facilitate students interested in either a professional or academic pathway. It can lead to a PhD, and/or careers in consulting, environmental resource management, conservation and wildlife management, museums and heritage management, forensic science and materials science.

Professional outcomes

This is the right degree for you if you are interested in enhancing your professional skills or pursuing a PhD. Our degrees attract professionals from all backgrounds that relate to the study of humanity, including: professional and academic archaeology, cultural and environmental resource management, forensic science, materials science and ecotourism, human biology, psychology, and ecology. Our unique program can be tailored to suit your career path or research interests offering you a choice of archaeological and evolutionary science specialisations. In addition to a deep understanding of the field, this Master program equips you with extensive research skills. You’ll learn to apply scientific research and analysis techniques in the lab and the field. You’ll also learn to think critically about your research and findings, and present them in an accurate and persuasive way.
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