La Trobe University

Master of Archaeology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Build a future in preserving the past. Archaeologists explore the past through the material world. From uncovering our recent past beneath our cities, to delving deeper into ancient societies, archaeology shines a light on where we have been, who we were and the factors that shaped our present society. Unlock the secrets of the past in the only discipline that looks at the human journey as a whole. If you're looking to pursue a rewarding career in the field of archaeology, La Trobe's Master of Archaeology will prepare you for a career as a professional archaeologist, heritage manager or researcher. You'll develop specialist skills in contemporary archaeological practice and acquire comprehensive knowledge of Australian and Australian Indigenous archaeology. You'll learn from renowned researchers in La Trobe's world-class facilities and benefit from both a hands-on and academic perspective.

Structure

  • The Master of Archaeology is a 240-credit point course that consists of:
  • Successful completion of 120 credit points of disciplinary core subjects
  • and
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of subjects in a specialisation
  • and
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of elective subjects chosen from a prescribed elective list
  • or successful completion of 60 credit points of subjects in a second specialisation

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Archaeology of Aboriginal Victoria
  • Australian Indigenous Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology in Australia
  • Objects, Things, & Artefacts (a): Managing and Recording
  • Objects, Things, and Artefacts (b): Analysing and Understanding
  • Practical Archaeology
  • Research Skills

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

Graduates of the Master of Archaeology may be eligible to apply for registration with Aboriginal Victoria as a Heritage Advisor. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $74,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $72,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

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