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Unlock the secrets of the past and learn how cultures have developed and changed through the ages.

Learn first-hand about archaeological methods and techniques. You'll develop skills in field survey and excavation, materials analysis, and interpreting archaeological collections and sites.

You’ll also have access to our Archaeology Lab and Archaeology Teaching and Research Centre (ATARC), Australia’s largest integrated teaching and research facility.

Your practical skills will prepare you for a global profession. Follow your passion to work in museums, cultural centres, agencies, law enforcement, government departments, or educational and research institutions.


1 in Queensland for archaeology

QS World University Rankings 2024

6 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023

Watch UQ's Archaeology Field School on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Archaeologist
  • Cultural heritage consultant
  • Aboriginal land council consultant
  • Aboriginal corporation project manager
  • Native title consultant
  • Field assistant
  • Government heritage officer
  • Collections and culture manager
  • Museum curator

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Discovering Archaeology
  • Doing Archaeology
  • Predicting the Past
  • Australasian Archaeology

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