Master of Professional Archaeology

The University of Western Australia Faculty Of Arts

Program Description

Master of Professional Archaeology

The University of Western Australia Faculty Of Arts

Master of Professional Archaeology

The Master of Professional Archaeology has been developed in response to the growth in industrial and mining sectors globally, as well as the recognition of the value and sustainability of archaeological heritage. The primary aim of this course is to provide advanced archaeology training in the values and knowledge of a professional archaeologist. The course bridges existing skills-gaps and will take your career to the next level.

Course description, features and facilities

The Master of Professional Archaeology is the first professional archaeology postgraduate course in Western Australia. The course includes archaeological heritage assessment and management; understanding legislation, permits and approvals; working with stakeholders; cataloguing and database management, as well as advanced survey, excavation and conservation methods. Students will develop cultural literacy and a critical understanding of professional practices and enhance their professional skills in archaeology, analysis, and contemporary heritage work.

Archaeology at UWA has strong links with the professional sector, museums, government and industry and the course will be accredited by the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists.

In the first year of study, intensive learning is facilitated by face-to-face and on-line teaching. In their second year, students will complete professional placements, develop professional project design skills and write a 16,000 word report or thesis.

Career opportunities

Resource companies, governments and community organisations are in need of professionally trained archaeologists to evaluate, record and preserve many different environments; Graduates of this course will attract resources industry interest both in Australia and overseas.

*Please check the UWA website for up to date price.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
26,920 AUD
Information
Deadline
Start date Jan. 2017
Place
Australia Perth, Western Australia
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Duration 2 years
Price 26,920 AUD
Price per year, international students*