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Bachelor of Arts Major Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended)

Bachelor of Arts Major Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended) (BART)
CRICOS: 009258A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) 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

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 (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 27440
On-campus

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

AUD 27440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 009258A

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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