12 months
34200 AUD/year
21204 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University is the top named degree of its kind in Australia. You’ll learn practical skills in the classroom and gain valuable, career-ready experience in the field, with field schools and training led by award-winning, internationally recognised experts in maritime and underwater archaeology.  

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Get hands on in the lab with the latest digital technology, including 3D recording of artefacts and landscapes, marine geophsyics, conservation and diverse topics from historic shipwrecks to ancient submerged landscapes. Participate on archaeological projects interstate and overseas and obtain field experience through formal training in our field schools and practical topics. In the Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University , you’ll graduate with theoretical and practical training with an option to become a qualified Scientific Diver enabling you to participate on many scientific and archaeological projects around the world.  

Careers in maritime archaeology are steadily growing, both in Australia and internationally. The Flinders program has drawn students from many countries (Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Italy and the Netherlands) and graduates now work professionally for underwater cultural heritage management agencies, museums and consultancy companies, as well as studying and teaching at universities all over the world.

Your career

Career opportunities in underwater archaeology are steadily growing.

Potential occupations include:

  • maritime archaeologist
  • heritage manager
  • museum content specialist
  • higher education professional
  • environmental consultant
  • heritage consultant
  • park ranger.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Underwater Archaeology  
  • Cultural Heritage Management  
  • Professional Archaeology   
  • Maritime Archaeology in Australia 
  • History, Theory and Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology 
  • Maritime Archaeological Field School
  • The Archaeology of Submerged Landscapes 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 046437B  

  • Applicants for the graduate diploma must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
  • Alternatively, applicants must have completed the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology from Flinders University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21204 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21204 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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