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Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

24 months
45360 AUD/year
30680 AUD/year
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The Archaeological and Evolutionary Science program at the Australian National University equips you with the theory and skills required to undertake a scientific study of the past and present of humanity using Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology perspectives. Students can tailor the program to their own training objectives, through hands-on experience. 


The Archaeological and Evolutionary Science program at the Australian National University offers professionally-oriented training and the opportunity to focus on tailored independent research projects. 

By taking Biological Anthropology courses you will study humans and non-human primates as varied and dynamically changing biological organisms. You will explore primate evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation; human evolution and behaviour; palaeopathology, bioarchaeology, and forensic archaeology/anthropology.

Learning Outcomes 

  • clearly understand evolutionary processes as they relate to biological anthropology, and/or understand the theories, methods and practice of archaeological science;
  • apply scientific method in archaeological science and/or to paleontological and bioarchaeological specimens, morphological materials and/or primate behaviour and ecology,
  • understand how scientific techniques can be applied to archaeological and/or biological anthropological problems in the field, laboratory and written form;
  • critically analyse data and literature within the discipline of archaeological science or biological anthropology to reach independent conclusions;
  • effectively communicate to others their knowledge of humankind’s place in nature and/or our past.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology of Environmental Disasters
  • Australian Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders
  • The History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past 
  • Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
  • Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
  • Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 096399M 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30680 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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