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.
For students interested in a global career in archaeology, the Master of Archaeology can be tailored to meet your needs. Develop strong field skills applicable anywhere in the world while undertaking specialist research into your preferred region and time period.
Choose from a wide range of subjects and undertake specialist studies in heritage planning, community consultation, field techniques, analysis of human and animal bone, site identification and recording using digital technologies.
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Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
Academic entry requirement
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.
Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.5.
Annual tuition fee
A$36 400 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
After graduation, you could work in specialist fields such as professional archaeology, cultural heritage management or research. The State of Victoria has robust laws protecting our heritage and, combined with continued government investment in infrastructure, there's very strong demand for archaeologists.
Possible roles include:
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