A postgraduate degree allows you to go deeper in a known field or explore new areas of interest.

Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

A single two year postgraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

2 Years 96 Units MAESC

Study plan and program details

This program - not offered at any other Australian 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 with a variety of world-leading supervising specialists, materials, and fieldwork and laboratory resources. The Archaeological Science stream 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.

Four specialisations are available to match your interests:

Primate and Human Behaviour

Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change

Human Evolution.

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