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.


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Archaeology placements

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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, or Jenny Webb,

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.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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Watersheds - Conference tour itinerary

A stunning array of internationally renowned academics discussing the cultural, social, historical and political significance of some of the world’s key river systems.