One-stop shop for Indian students interested in overseas education Enroll at one of our trusted Uni partners from Australia, US, UK and other countries Call us free on
1 800 103 2581

Bachelor of Archaeological Practice (Honours) The Australian National University




Course info


Archaeology unlocks the mysteries of humanity’s past. Archaeologists discover and excavate archaeological sites and interpret the material recovered from them.

Our well-regarded degree is specifically designed to prepare you for a successful career in archaeology, either as a researcher or heritage consultant.

You will be trained in methods of archaeological investigation and develop both skills, experience and knowledge of fieldwork, museums and heritage and community engagement. Unique to Australia, this degree takes a global outlook on the practice of archaeology and the production of knowledge about past societies.

Throughout the ANU Bachelor of Archaeological Practice you will have exciting opportunities to participate in local or international fieldwork experiences.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

The technical and analytical skills learned through this program provide highly practical knowledge, skills and training in the methods of archaeological investigation. Graduates may find work in Commonwealth heritage agencies, national parks, mining companies, as independent consultants, advisors to Aboriginal Land councils and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Archaeological Practice, graduates will be able to:

Undertake archaeological fieldwork using different techniques and approaches to locate, map, record, collect and excavate archaeological materials by determining the conditions in which those techniques and approaches are optimal.

Critically analyze archaeological materials. This includes the examination of human remains, artifacts, archaeo-fauna and archaeo-flora, archaeological sediments and other materials.

Apply interpretative approaches and skills including archaeological theory and quantitative analysis.

Design research frameworks and practice their application.

Reconstruct archaeological sequences and culture histories, and environmental archaeology.

Identify aspects of archaeological interpretations of human evolution and culture change.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Archaeological Practice (Honours).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

A$38,304.00 (18,84,135) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


24-Feb-20, 27-Jul-20


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Archaeological Practice degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

in a cognate discipline

with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in cognate disciplines, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.

with the following courses or equivalent: 6 units from completion of ARCH3000 Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology which may be double counted towards completion of the Archaeological Practice major

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.


The Australian National University*

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

Contact The Australian National University

To get more information about studying at this University