Study Archaeology

Drawing on both the humanities and the sciences, archaeology aims to extract the maximum amount of information from the incomplete remains of the human past.

We have a strong research reputation and track record for discovery — from the 'Hobbit' in Indonesia, to aspects of Aboriginal history and culture, historical and maritime finds in the Australia-Pacific region, and trade and exchange research in the eastern Mediterranean.

We are also leaders in the delivery of archaeology courses in online mode.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses

If you have a passing interest in archaeology or you're determined to become a practising archaeologist, our undergraduate courses are for you.

As active researchers and experienced graduate supervisors, we are committed to ensuring graduate success —from Honours through to PhD research — through all stages of the process.

Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.

Undergraduate courses

There are a number of courses in which you can enrol to study archaeology at both an undergraduate and graduate level.

Bachelor degrees

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Arts

Interested in honours? For Bachelor Honours see honours and postgraduate courses.

Honours and postgraduate courses

Further course options for studying archaeology

Bachelor Honours

Postgraduate Coursework

Postgraduate Research


See the list of units offered by Archaeology in the Course and Units Catalogue.

Undergraduate Research Units

HUMS301 Special Option

ARPA400 Archaeology Honours

HUMS505 Reading Unit A

HUMS507 Major Research Project

HUMS508 Major Research Project

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit the staff page.

Find a staff member

Career options

Archaeology graduates have skills in dynamic and flexible thinking, with knowledge to contribute across a large range of careers including:

  • field technician
  • field supervisor
  • principal investigator
  • broadcasting
  • project archaeologist.

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.