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.
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.
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Last updated February 5, 2016