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Bachelor of Archaeology
Bachelor of Archaeology

Bachelor of Archaeology

  • ID:LTU610001
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,730.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,730.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$160,980.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements 

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English Requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0

Course Information

What does it mean to be human? As the only discipline that looks at the human journey as a whole, archaeologists play a unique role in understanding the past, and building our knowledge of who we are and how we got here.

If you're endlessly curious about the past, La Trobe's Bachelor of Archaeology is the perfect place to develop specialist skills and knowledge, and build a rewarding career as a professional archaeologist or heritage manager.

You'll learn from renowned researchers in La Trobe's world-class facilities and benefit from both a hands-on and academic perspective.

Exploring Australia's rich and varied Indigenous cultures, as well as peoples from other ancient and urban societies around the globe, you'll develop in-demand, specialist skills in contemporary archaeological practice.

For students interested in further study or a global career in archaeology, the Bachelor of Archaeology will give you strong field skills applicable anywhere in the world.

You'll learn:

  • Archaeological fieldwork methods

    • Build the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in professional archaeology in Australia and overseas.

  • Ethical heritage management

    • Learn how to collaborate and communicate respectfully with traditional owners and local communities.

  • Ancient societies and civilisations

    • Learn how the human species evolved and spread across the world – adapting to new environments, transforming landscapes and developing new technologies.

  • Scientific methods of archaeological practice

    • Explore a wide range of scientific techniques and methods, including geophysical survey, geographic information systems (GIS), archaeomagnetic dating, and ancient DNA.

CRICOS code: 0100732

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Sample course structure

Study options

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

Year 1

  • Academic integrity module

  • wominjeka la trobe: indigenous cultural literacy for higher education

  • archaeology of ancient civilisations

  • introduction to archaeology: from australopithecus to the anthropocene

  • myth, legend and history

  • the human journey

Year 2

  • Anthropology of aboriginal australia

  • archaeological science: how chemistry, physics, and biology inform the past

  • digging archaeology: an introduction to archaeological excavation

  • palaeolithic archaeology

  • past landscapes and environments

Year 3

  • cultural heritage management

  • from foraging to farming

elective subjects

core choice subjects

  • core choice subjects are one or more subject groups you need to select in your course. core choice subjects may be specific to your course, major, minor, specialisation or other learning requirements.

  • subject name

  • external partner project

  • in your bones: the archaeology of death

  • international study tour

  • international study tour c

  • remote sensing and gis

  • work placement program

capstone subjects

  • capstone subjects are required subjects in your course or major that help you integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you gain to solve real world problems. capstone subjects are often taken towards the end of your course.

subject name

  • australian indigenous archaeology

  • historical archaeology in australia

  • objects, things, & artefacts (a): managing and recording

  • objects, things, & artefacts (b): analysing and understanding

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduate ready for a career in specialist fields such as professional archaeology, cultural heritage management or research, or use the transferable skills to create your own career path.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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