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Bachelor of Arts Major Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended)

Bachelor of Arts Major Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended) (BART)

Entry requirements
  • OP: 16
  • Selection Rank: 66
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Combining Anthropology and Archaeology gives you a unique skill set by which to understand contemporary and past human society.
  • Anthropology seeks to understand similarities and differences across diverse human societies, as a means of learning about what it means to be human. While studying anthropology at USQ, you will be introduced to diverse global cultures, with a focus on understanding the social and cultural experiences of our own lives. You will delve into critical questions about some of society’s most pressing issues, such as religious and cultural conflict, gender discrimination, racism, food security and other social inequalities.
  • Your studies in anthropology include opportunities to practice key methods of ethnography, undertake specialised courses in religion, medical anthropology, and food and culture; and the opportunity to experience hands on and applied work in museum and heritage studies. Archaeologists examine the physical evidence of human societies from across all ages - from hundreds of thousands of years ago, to very recent history. Archaeology can shed light on some of the most intriguing issues regarding our human past; issues such as the colonisation of the New World, migration out of Africa, Old World globalisation and human-environment interaction.
  • If you have ever been fascinated by the stories of past societies and cultures then archaeology might be your next adventure. With opportunities for hands-on archaeological training, including field methods laboratory analysis and project design, you’ll be guided by some of Australia’s most notable archaeologists while exploring the complexity of how people lived and interacted with one another throughout history. 

Career outcomes

  • Graduates with an extended major in anthropology and archaeology will be equipped to work in a diverse range of workplaces.
  • In Australia anthropologists commonly work with Aboriginal people with regard to native title claims, land and heritage management, and policy work.
  • Anthropologists also work for governments and NGOs in social and cultural policy and planning, community development, overseas aid and development, health advocacy, and education; and in museums, cultural heritage and land management agencies. Archaeologists work as professional archaeological consultants, museum curators and educators, and in the conservation and heritage management sector.
  • Potential employers are archaeological and heritage management consulting firms, museums, university archaeological departments, Indigenous land councils, heritage agencies, local government, and resource exploration companies, to name a few.
  • Combining anthropology and archaeology will broaden you workplace opportunities.

Entry requirements 

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Including adjustments Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Excluding adjustments Entry score not including adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer The minimum entry score for this degree based on USQ offers.
OP
16
Rank
66
OP
21
Rank
58

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit extended major 12
1 x 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 approved courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909405
Springfield 929441
Toowoomba 909441

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available online.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 courses are only available online.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November, 2020.
  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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