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Bachelor of Arts majoring in Archaeology The Australian National University




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The Bachelor of Arts is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at The Australian National University. Each of its more than forty majors, in fields throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences, is taught by truly outstanding scholars to ensure that each student receives the very best education, is engaged with cutting-edge research, and learns to think like a researcher. These majors can be coupled with more than seventy minors and specialisations to broaden or deepen your study. Regardless of your choices, your Arts degree will provide you with core skills in critical analysis and in written and oral communication, while developing your adaptability and ability to help shape change and prepare you for a multifaceted career or further study.

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts may find work in publishing, policy, education, international development, politics, media, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, advertising, art conservation, government and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  • identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;
  • evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
  • communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media; and
  • understand the ethical implications of ideas, communications, and actions.


The major in archaeology provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological techniques and comprehend the evidence of past human societies in different locations, for both prehistoric and historical periods. Courses cover a wide range of regional cultural sequences and archaeological methodologies.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts majoring in Archaeology.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

A$43,344.00 (21,32,048) 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

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

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.


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Here are some scholarship that are available at The Australian National University.

Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship in Archaeology

Value of scholarship

2,45,945 a year

Application details:

Application details for the Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship in Archaeology will be made available soon.

Eligibility requirements:

The Scholarships shall be available to:

  • international students;
  • students with an outstanding academic record of achievement in their earlier undergraduate studies at ANU or another tertiary institution;
  • students pursuing study in the field of Archaeology
  • students enrolling in their first semester of an Honours program in Archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology; or
  • enrolling in their first semester of the Masters Thesis in the Master of Archaeological Science program at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The Scholarship will be available only in Semester One each year. The Scholarship is not available to students who have previously been awarded the Scholarship.

Who can apply:

All international

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