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BARCHPRA Archaeological Practice

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

32640 AUD
21705 AUD

Application fee

International 75 AUD
National 75 AUD
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
SAT (avg)570

About this course

Archaeologists discover and excavate archaeological sites and interpret the material recovered from them. This degree trains students in methods of archaeological investigation and develop both skills, experience and knowledge of fieldwork, museums and heritage and community engagement. Unique to Australia, this degree takes a global outlook on the practice of archaeology and the production of knowledge about past societies. Throughout the ANU Bachelor of Archaeological Practice students have exciting opportunities to participate in local or international fieldwork experiences.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Domestic applicants
    • ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) : 80
    • QLD Band: 10
    • International Baccalaureate: 28
  • International applicants
    • Applicants with international qualifications should refer to the latest International undergraduate admissions table for a guide to program entry scores.
  • For Indian Applicants the following eligibility criteria apply:
    • AISSC: A minimum cumulative score of 13 in their best 4 subjects where the score is calculated by the given metric: A1=5; A2=4.5; B1=3.5; B2=3; C1=2; C2=1.5; D1=1; D2=0.5
    • ISC: The minimum average of the externally examined subjets must be 80%

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Course Modules

The Bachelor of Archaeological Practice requires completion of 144 units, of which:

  •  A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 The 144 units must include:

  • 12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
    • ARCH1111 Archaeology Uncovered
    • ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations
  •  A maximum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology
    • ARCH2041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
    • ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction
    • ARCH2060 International Archaeological Field School Extension
    • ARCH2061 Archaeological Field Methods
    • BIAN2015 Human Skeletal Analysis
    • HUMN2000 Introduction to Heritage and Museum Studies
    • HUMN2051 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management
  •  A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • ARCH2055 Archaeological Fieldschool
    • ARCH2059 International Archaeological Field School
  •  A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
    • ARCH3000 Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology
    • ARCH3023 Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950
    • ARCH3025 World Rock Art
    • ARCH3026 History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
    • ARCH3028 Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices
    • ARCH3029 Making-Taking-Using-Breaking: Material Culture Studies and Technology in Archaeology
    • ARCH3108 Animals, Plants and People
    • BIAN3010 Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies
  •  48 units from completion of two of the following minors:
    • Advanced Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology Minor
    • Advanced Global Archaeology Minor
    • Advanced Environmental Archaeology Minor
  • 48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

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How to Apply

  • Students are expected to apply via the online appication portal where they must adhere to the deadline, provide all supporting documentation, and pay the application fee.
  • Supporting documents include items such as academic transcripts and graduation certificates, proof of English language competence, relevant work experience, curriculum vitae or resume references, and written work that you have completed or to which you have contributed, such as theses (published or unpublished), essays or papers.
  • All documents must be in English, or translated into English. Documents should be colour scans of originals and uploaded as part of this application.
  • When uploading documents, they should be in one of the following formats: bmp, .gif, .pcx, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff. Documents may be uploaded as prompted during the application, or as a combined file, in the attachment section.

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