Maritime Archaeology - Masters Program

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE / GRADUATE DIPLOMA / MASTER APPLIED MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY
(UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM)

These postgraduate degrees are taught every 2 to 3 years in Perth, Australia. The program aims to provide the specialist practical skills and knowledge in maritime archaeology, or to lead students to higher-degree research in the field of maritime archaeology. The courses are taught by expert archaeologists and museum staff (maritime archaeologists, conservators, conservation scientists, museum curators, historians, boat builders) at both the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum as well as industry experts in geophysics, remote sensing, and marine studies. Our focus is very much 'hands-on' as well as providing a supportive and stimulating academic environment. Enrolments are limited (next program starts in Semester 1, 2011*).

Applicants are normally expected to possess a bachelor's degree in archaeology or a related discipline. If applicants are to dive then qualifications are required.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Certificate of Applied Maritime Archaeology is offered in an intensive teaching program over c. 8 weeks (depending on weather conditions) and requires the completion of four units.

The Diploma of Applied Maritime Archaeology requires completion of a further four units for a total of eight units.

UNITS

ARCY8401   Introduction to Conservation for Sites and Artefacts
ARCY8402   Maritime Archaeology in Context
ARCY8403   Maritime Archaeology Artefact Studies
ARCY8404   Maritime Archaeology Excavation Techniques
ARCY8405   History of Seafaring
ARCY8406   Cultural Heritage in Maritime Archaeology
ARCY8407   Surveying Maritime Sites
ARCY8408   Maritime Archaeology Field Project

The Master of Applied Maritime Archaeology follows the successful completion of the eight units of coursework, and involves completion of a 15,000 word research dissertation.

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Dr Alistair Paterson, Associate Professor
Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Curator WA Museum
Ms Corioli Souter, Adjunct Lecturer/Curator WA Museum

 

CONTACTS for timetable and further information

Faculty Student Office
Telephone: +61 (0)8 6488 2091
E-mail: arts.faculty@uwa.edu.au

Dianne Anstey, Administrative Officer, Archaeology
Telephone: +61 (0)8 6488 2868
E-mail: danstey@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

See also: http://www.archaeology.arts.uwa.edu.au/for/future/postgrad (bottom of page)