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Archaeology (6 months)

The archaeology and heritage management program aims to meet the research and professional needs of graduates with an interest in Australian archaeology, archaeological field practice and cultural heritage consultancy.

It aims to increase your theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills to help you develop the appropriate depth of understanding of issues in a number of related specialisations in archaeology and/or cultural heritage management. The program draws on both theoretical and practical material and provides you with the opportunity to apply both the principles and the practical skills developed during the course.

Quick Facts

Duration: 6 months
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $17,100
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 059113D
Delivery mode: On campus/ Online (Field schools and other intensives are usually held outside of regular semester dates)

What you will study

Choose from a range of archaeology topics in areas such as heritage management, maritime archaeology, rock art, field methods, historical archaeology, Indigenous archaeology, cultural heritage legislation, and forensic archaeology. You may also choose topics from related disciplines such as environmental studies and tourism. In addition, the Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management provides you with the opportunity to complete a substantial independent research project (thesis) with guidance from academic archaeologists.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


These courses make you highly qualified for a professional career in archaeology throughout the globe in research, policy development, consulting, hands-on surveying and excavation.

Potential employers include:

  • private or corporate consulting sectors
  • heritage agencies
  • museums
  • academic and research institutions
  • the public service
  • wildlife services and sanctuaries.

Professional accreditation/recognition

Enrolment in the masters may give eligibility for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Completion of the graduate diploma or masters may give eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Incorporated.