Archaeology

Why study Archaeology?

Our Postgraduate program in Archaeology offers students an exciting opportunity to be part of a program that is internationally recognised for its outstanding research and teaching. Students are able to develop an individual program around a common core of subjects. The program will suit students who wish to pursue careers in archaeology in pure research, in public sector heritage management or in private consulting.

Career opportunities

Government heritage manager, private consultant, museum curator, academic.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2018

Graduate Certificate of Archaeology
Duration :
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Certificate of Archaeology is a 60-credit point course for those wishing to develop or extend knowledge and skills in archaeology and provides a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters of Professional Archaeology. The course provides a broad understanding of archaeological knowledge and skills as well as research skills. It is particularly useful for those who have not previously undertaken tertiary studies in archaeology.
Prerequisite
N/A
Fee amount
$19,800 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology
Duration :
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology is a 60-credit point course that provides preparation for those wishing to enter commercial archaeology. It covers a range of topics including Aboriginal and historical archaeology, GIS, faunal analysis, and the preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans. The course may serve as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters degrees. It is particularly useful for professionals wanting to enhance their skills in specialist areas.
Prerequisite
N/A
Fee amount
$19,800 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology
Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology is a one-year, 120-credit point course that develops skills needed for working in commercial archaeology and heritage management. It offers hands-on training in archaeological survey and excavation techniques, heritage legislation, Aboriginal and historical archaeology and business skills. Many subjects are taught in block mode and off campus. The course may serve as a pathway into the Masters degree.
Prerequisite
N/A
Fee amount
$19,800 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Professional Archaeology
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Professional Archaeology is a specialist two-year 240-credit point course that prepares you to work in commercial archaeology or progress to a research higher degree. You'll acquire a range of workplace skills in archaeological field techniques, technical analysis, Aboriginal and historical archaeology, heritage management and business skills as well as research skills and practice. You may elect to complete a research thesis.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Master of Professional Archaeology may be eligible to apply for registration with Aboriginal Victoria as a Heritage Advisor. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
N/A
Fee amount
$19,800 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2018

Graduate Certificate of Archaeology (091422B)

Duration :
6 months full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Certificate of Archaeology is a 60-credit point course for those wishing to develop or extend knowledge and skills in archaeology and provides a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters of Professional Archaeology. The course provides a broad understanding of archaeological knowledge and skills as well as research skills. It is particularly useful for those who have not previously undertaken tertiary studies in archaeology.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline. If you don't have a 60% average, appropriate professional experience is considered.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology (091421C)

Duration :
6 months full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Archaeology is a 60-credit point course that provides preparation for those wishing to enter commercial archaeology. It covers a range of topics including Aboriginal and historical archaeology, GIS, faunal analysis, and the preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans. The course may serve as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and Masters degrees. It is particularly useful for professionals wanting to enhance their skills in specialist areas.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline. If you don't have a 60% average, appropriate professional experience is considered.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology (091420D)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology is a one-year, 120-credit point course that develops skills needed for working in commercial archaeology and heritage management. It offers hands-on training in archaeological survey and excavation techniques, heritage legislation, Aboriginal and historical archaeology and business skills. Many subjects are taught in block mode and off campus. The course may serve as a pathway into the Masters degree.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline. If you don't have a 60% average, appropriate professional experience is considered.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Professional Archaeology (091419G)

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Professional Archaeology is a specialist two-year 240-credit point course that prepares you to work in commercial archaeology or progress to a research higher degree. You'll acquire a range of workplace skills in archaeological field techniques, technical analysis, Aboriginal and historical archaeology, heritage management and business skills as well as research skills and practice. You may elect to complete a research thesis.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline. If you don't have a 60% average, appropriate professional experience is considered.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
Additional information
A student who enters the Master's with a Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline may be granted Advanced Standing (credit), and only complete 180 credit points for the degree.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Master of Professional Archaeology may be eligible to apply for registration with Aboriginal Victoria as a Heritage Advisor. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Related study options

Didn't find a suitable course? You could also try these study options:

Your study experience

Other ways into postgraduate study

Contact us on 1300 135 045 to find out about other ways into postgraduate study.

Archaeology placements

A guide on how to locate and apply for work experience opportunities is available at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/careers/students/employable/workexp/index.html

Visa restrictions may apply for International students. All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.

External Opportunities

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program introduces students of Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Australian Studies, History, Sociology and Social Sciences as well as graduates and qualified anthropologists.  For more information and to apply visit the Aurora Project website. Visa restrictions may apply for international students; consult La Trobe International before undertaking work experience.  All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.

Overseas study opportunities

Available to students of Archaeology, Art History, History, European and Greek Studies, the Classical Association of Victoria, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne are each offering a scholarship, in association with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), to enable three Honours or Postgraduate students to travel to Greece to undertake academic research. For further information please contact Roger Scott, r.scott@unimelb.edu.au or Jenny Webb, jenny.webb@latrobe.edu.au

In addition, there are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

La Trobe University Archaeological Society

The La Trobe University Archaeological Society (LAS) is a thriving community for anyone interested in archaeology. The Society hosts numerous events throughout the year, provides support to students and aims to maintain dialogue between students and staff of the University's Archaeology Program and industry.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in creative arts and screen studies.

Archaeology events:

New Caledonia and the Intellectual Imagination

This symposium will draw together leading researchers from a variety of different backgrounds to discuss the way in which contemporary and historical New Caledonia reconfigures our understandings of key-defining areas of Western (both Anglo and French) humanities and social scientific thought: politics, history, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, literature and economics. It will be held in French.