Undergraduate

Archaeology

From the Ancient Greeks to the Neanderthals, learn about past human societies through their material remains.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Archaeologists are in great demand from government departments, the mining and resources industries and other organisations both in Australia and overseas. They are either employed by these organisations directly or they work as private consultants. Examples of other career prospects are in museums as curators and researchers, or in the education sector.
Archaeologists are in great demand from government departments, the mining and resources industries and other organisations both in Australia and overseas. They are either employed by these organisations directly or they work as private consultants. Examples of other career prospects are in museums as curators and researchers, or in the education sector.
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Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or in postgraduate research. For example, you may wish to enrol in the Master of Heritage Studies.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or in postgraduate research. For example, you may wish to enrol in the Master of Heritage Studies.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$6,517.50
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $7,699.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$6,479.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,152.00 - $7,460.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Gain an overall view of world archaeological studies with particular emphasis on Australia, preparing you for a career in this field or associated areas. UWA's expertise includes Indigenous, historical and maritime archaeology, unravelling the full breadth of Australia's rich Indigenous and colonial history.

About The Course

Archaeology is of crucial significance for the understanding of Australia's past as the only discipline able to study the nearly 60,000 years of human settlement on this continent.
Archaeology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCGY
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Archaeology
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCGY
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts
Archaeology

About the student experience on this course

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