Archaeological science

If you are an archaeological practitioner looking to develop your technical skills and expand your fieldwork experience, then we have over 40 top-ranked international archaeologists who are ready to help. Enquire now to find out how the Master of Archaeological Science gives you one-on-one supervision from leading academic researchers and access to world-class laboratories and facilities. This program will boost your credentials, and your career.

The renowned team of teaching staff, including Professor Sue O’Connor, recipient of the prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship, actively involves students in their fieldwork projects across Australia and the Asia Pacific region so you can hone your archaeological survey, analysis, microscopy and GIS skills right alongside these experts in the field. You can also benefit from the program’s extensive professional and academic network by taking industry internships with direct relevance to your career or participating in hands-on master classes run by Visiting Fellows.

The Master of Archaeological Science has a flexible structure to accommodate students working full-time and attracts professionals from backgrounds including cultural and environmental resource management, heritage management, forensic science, materials science and ecotourism. Your study program can be uniquely tailored to your career path or to research leading to a PhD.

Visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.

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Graduate profile

Adele Zubrzycka

Digging up the dirt

"It’s about piecing together a mystery. You have a question and you can somehow answer it, but in a way which is always elusive."

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Rose Whitau

Field days

“The labs are incredible. There’s an archaeobotany lab, there’s a pollen lab, there’s heaps of microscopes. They’re incredible resources. With Menzies Library as well, you have access to a lot of Pacific literature.”

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