• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Philip Piper
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    Spring Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

Research-led teaching lies at the heart of the framework for Masters degrees in Archaeological Science. The course enables the student to undertake a significant tailored research project, within the broad area of archaeological science,  completed under the direct supervision of an expert in the field.

This 12 unit project can be designed to further develop training started in other 6 unit research project courses. This progressive build option is often selected by candidates using the masters program to train up ahead of a PhD.

Any  project may use materials, data and/or fieldwork which are quite new - working alongside an ANU research team or individual in the field, or in the laboratory, or around a period of an internship. For example a research project may be designed around materials previously excavated professionally, or collected as reference material, or by researching background material for a publication. In all cases the result will be a research report or portfolio of materials of potentially publishable quality, or of a quality for submission as a poster or for wider public dissemination. The topic will be negotiated between the student and the supervisor, and/or moderated and supervised, if appropriate, by the course coordinator.

Where the project involves travel outside of Canberra (including to other parts of the ACT), students will only be permitted to undertake this travel upon completion of ANU required documentation and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Design an archaeological research project with proposed methodology to a professional standard;
  2. Critically assess the key theoretical and scientific foundations underpinning the research project undertaken; and
  3. Explain and discuss the key theoretical and scientific foundations underpinning the research project undertaken.

Indicative Assessment

nnotated Bibliography, 3000 words (30%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2]
Report designed either as a professional report or in publication format, 9000 words (70%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]
 

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks of tutorial support; and
b) 236 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $6360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $9720
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1736 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2848 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5684 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6757 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7724 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9640 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person

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