Study cover for Archaeology
Bachelor On Campus


The University of Western Australia

36 months
33000 AUD/year
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This Archaeology major from The University of Western Australia brings together specialist units of study such as archaeobotany, archaeozoology, dating methods, DNA analysis, fieldwork, heritage, human origins and symbolism, Indigenous archaeology, and rock art. You will develop practical skills through laboratory classes and fieldwork units, with three field schools held each year.

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By taking the Archaeology major from The University of Western Australia you will develop practical skills through laboratory classes and fieldwork units, with three field schools held each year.  

UWA archaeologists are actively engaged in fieldwork around the world, from Australia to Africa, America and Asia – even Europe! We are also part of the Indian Ocean research area. In your second and third years, you'll have the opportunity to take part in a rock art and/or archaeological field school held in June/July and April/March respectively.

Career Pathways

UWA Archaeology graduates are multi-skilled and in demand in Australia and overseas. Archaeologists enjoy multiple employment opportunities such as an academic, conservator, consultant archaeologist, educator, government and policy sector; especially heritage, museum researcher or worker, Native Title specialist or tourism worker. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Think Like an Archaeologist
  • Experimenting with Archaeology 
  • Think Like a Neanderthal: The Archaeology of Human Origins
  • Archaeology of Rock Art
  • Doing Archaeology: Rock Art Fieldschool 
  • Archaeology of Death
  • Mysteries of Forensic Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 003005D

CRICOS Code: 068916E

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE): 80
  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec): 80
  • Chinese Gao Kao: 80
  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC): 80
  • French Baccalauréat: 80
  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations: 80
  • German Abitur: 80
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE): 80
  • International Baccalaureate: 27

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99000 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

National Commonwealth supported students: $8,747.06

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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