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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology View 13 other Masters in Anthropology in Australia
- 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.
International45360 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 24 months.
National30680 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30680 AUD per year during 24 months.
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