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If you’ve ever been fascinated by the stories of past societies and cultures, Archaeology at UniSQ might be your next adventure. 

Archaeologists examine the physical evidence of human societies from across all ages - from hundreds of thousands of years ago to very recent history.  They use their skills and knowledge to help shed light on some of the most intriguing issues of our human past such as the colonisation of the New World, migration out of Africa, Old World globalisation and human-environment interaction. 

UniSQ Archaeology students delve deeper into the lifestyles of peoples past. With opportunities for hands-on archaeological training, including field methods laboratory analysis and project design, you’ll be guided by some of Australia’s most notable and respected archaeologists while exploring the complexity of how people lived and interacted with one another throughout history. 

Archaeology students often combine their studies with Anthropology, History, International Relations, English Literature, and Social Justice Studies.

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Unanswered questions on the Great Papuan Plateau

With the help of Bosavi and Gebusi people, UniSQ researchers relocated a series of five rock shelters containing previously unrecorded rock art in very remote tropical forest between the Southern Highlands and the Gulf lowlands of Papua New Guinea. 

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Why study for an archaeology degree?

Archaeology is the study of humanity, and its material remains. It is an important tool for understanding the past and can be used to shed light on many different aspects of history. Archaeology can help us understand how people lived, what they believed in, and how they interacted. It can also provide insights into the development of civilisations and the role that different cultures played in their growth.

There are many different types of archaeology, each with its own methods and techniques. Archaeologists use various tools and methods to excavate sites and study the artefacts they find. This leads to a multifaceted and rewarding career with many opportunities for advancement.  

Why study archaeology with UniSQ?

At UniSQ, we offer many degrees that have an archaeology major. Whether you’re studying anthropology and looking to combine degrees or focus on archaeology itself, you’ll have access to a flexible learning environment with a focus on practical and industry relevant educational experiences. We know how important it is to balance your life, work and family commitments, so we give our students the option to study online, on-campus or a combination of the two. So if you find an undergraduate or postgraduate course that you’re interested in, why not start an arts and humanities degree with UniSQ today?

  • UniSQ’s anthropology and archaeology courses are based on research-led teaching, offers hands-on fieldwork and are led by some of the most prominent archaeologists in Australia.
  • Combine multiple areas of interest to develop your unique set of skills and broaden your career prospects.
  • UniSQ is ranked No. 1 in Australia for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022). 
What are my career prospects with an archaeology degree?

Studying archaeology at UniSQ you will experience a collaborative learning environment that focuses on supporting students in their academic journeys. Because the world of archaeology is multifaceted, you’ll have the opportunity to enter into many professional fields as a graduate of UniSQ, including: 

  • Archaeological and heritage management consulting firms
  • Indigenous land councils
  • Heritage agencies
  • Local governments
  • Museums
  • University archaeological departments
  • Resource exploration companies. 

At UniSQ, you’ll work in a diverse atmosphere to gain the necessary knowledge about essential archaeological theories and principles to prepare you for your future career. An archaeology degree in Australia from UniSQ provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in archaeology. 

What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to beginning your learning journey. That's why we have many pathways available for entry into your chosen degree. Whether you’ve just graduated, put your studies on hold for a while, or have other relevant qualifications such as VET or TAFE, we can help you find the right path for you. To find out how we can help you get started today, take a look at our pathway programs and find the right degree and path that suits your needs and goals. 

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