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Archaeological Science at the Australian National University is a bridge between the humanities orientation of traditional archaeology and the "hard science" of applying modern scientific principles, analytical techniques and methods to archaeological research questions and professional practice.
ANU is research-heavy in Archaeological Science, and is Australia's, and one of the world's leading archaeological research and teaching Universities. Archaeology at ANU scored 5 out of 5 (outstanding) in the pilot Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2009 study.
The Master of Archaeological Science program offers a range of degree options combining compulsory courses with a wide choice of electives, thematic routes, intensive short courses and individual research projects. Tuition is cross-campus by specialist staff in all contributing ANU College areas. Fieldwork training is an important part of the program, based on intensive teaching, internships, or workplace placements in industry. Students are able to design a graduate program with entry/exit points as a Graduate Certificate of Archaeological Science (24 units), Master of Archaeological Science (48 units), with progression to a Master of Archaeological Science (Research) (24 units).
Research-led teaching is central to all graduate coursework programs in Archaeological Science. The program offers exceptional flexibility for professional development or graduate training drawing on staff and facilities across four ANU Colleges for Higher Degree Research (HDR) and a foundation to a PhD in Archaeological Science, or cognate areas such as Quaternary Science, Heritage Studies, Forensic Science and Natural and Cultural Heritage Management.
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