• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code QUAT-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Quaternary Studies and Palaeoenvironments Specialisation

If you think the best years are behind you – somewhere within the last 2.5 million years– then specialise in Quaternary studies and palaeoenvironments.

This specialisation of the Master of Archaeological Science provides you with a broad grounding in archaeological and palaeoecological theory and techniques used in Quaternary Science research, setting you up for original research in this area.

Career opportunities

The Master of Archaeological Science with a specialisation in Quaternary Studies and Palaeoenvironments can lead to a PhD, or advance your career in cultural and environmental resource management, the environmental sciences and heritage management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand the theories, methods and practice of Quaternary Studies and Palaeoenvironments;
  2. be able to apply Quaternary Studies and Palaeoenvironments in the field, laboratory and written form;
  3. be trained and have experience in undertaking a research project in Quaternary Studies and Palaeoenvironments
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARCH6041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology 6
ARCH8033 Archaeology, Climate Change and Society 6
ARCH8037 Master Class in Archaeological Science 6
ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARCH8038 Graduate Reading Course in Archaeological Science 6
ENVS6023 Vegetation and Soils 6
ENVS6312 Geomorphology: Landscape Evolution under Changing Climate 6
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