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Field of Study

Archaeological Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

An honours year in this major allows you to work as part of one of the largest archaeological science research groups in Australia.

Plan, research and produce a substantial project on globally significant issues such as human evolution and dispersal, the development of civilisation and human-environment relationships, and develop your critical analysis, communication and research skills. Research seminars will provide you with advanced level knowledge of archaeological science theory, methodology and practice.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Archaeological Science is designed to complement undergraduate study and together fulfill the minimum qualification for professional entry to archaeology for science-based students, as well as research-based higher degrees.


2 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Archaeologist
  • Historical archaeology consultant
  • Project archaeologist
  • Senior Aboriginal archaeologist
  • Cultural heritage consultant
  • Heritage officer
  • History and heritage consultant
  • Heritage conservation officer
  • Heritage consultant

Graduate salary

Humanities, culture and social sciences (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Archaeology Honours Research Seminar
  • Honours Research Thesis

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