Undergraduate

Archaeology

Archaeology is the only discipline that studies all of human history. From 3.3 million year-old stone tools, to 50,000 year-old Aboriginal sites in Western Australia, to yesterday's graffiti, it's all archaeology.
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Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

Archaeologists have varied and interesting employment opportunities. They work as: academics, museum workers, native title and indigenous community workers and activists. They also work in the government sector on heritage policy and delivery, in the education and tourism sectors, and manage cultural heritage for the mining and resources sector. UWA Archaeology graduates are multi-skilled and in demand in Australia and overseas.
Archaeologists have varied and interesting employment opportunities. They work as: academics, museum workers, native title and indigenous community workers and activists. They also work in the government sector on heritage policy and delivery, in the education and tourism sectors, and manage cultural heritage for the mining and resources sector. UWA Archaeology graduates are multi-skilled and in demand in Australia and overseas.

Further Study

Honours is the minimum qualification required to call yourself an archaeologist. At UWA we have honours, masters, and PhD programs in Archaeology, plus a Master of Heritage Studies. Throughout your studies, you can undertake independent vocational training using the Arts Practicum.
Honours is the minimum qualification required to call yourself an archaeologist. At UWA we have honours, masters, and PhD programs in Archaeology, plus a Master of Heritage Studies. Throughout your studies, you can undertake independent vocational training using the Arts Practicum.

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

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2018
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00

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 this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

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

Participate in an internationally-recognised, research-led training in global and Australian archaeology. UWA Archaeology has expertise in: Aboriginal, forensic, heritage, historic, maritime, quaternary, rock art, and theoretical archaeologies. You will receive training in conceptual thinking and practical skills that are transferable to a wide range of jobs and contexts.

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 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Variable depending on your unit choices and level of study
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCGY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Archaeology
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Variable depending on your unit choices and level of study
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCGY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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