The Master of Professional Archaeology is a specialist two-year 240-credit point course that prepares you to work in commercial archaeology or progress to a research higher degree. You'll acquire a range of workplace skills in archaeological field techniques, technical analysis, Aboriginal and historical archaeology, heritage management and business skills as well as research skills and practice. You may elect to complete a research thesis.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Graduates are expected to find employment with commercial archaeology firms in Victoria and interstate, a sector which employs approximately 250 people in Victoria.Professional recognition
Graduates of the Master of Professional Archaeology may be eligible to apply for registration with Aboriginal Victoria as a Heritage Advisor. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.