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  • Objectives
    The course aims to meet the needs of graduates in archaeology and related disciplines who wish to specialise in maritime archaeology.The course is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and methodological grounding in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management, an understanding and appreciation of the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime sub-cultures as well as cultures in the wider context, and to allow students to understand the history of the practice of maritime and underwater archaeology. Masters students will develop and implement the skills associated with successfully planning and conducting a focussed research project and writing a research minor thesis.Learning outcomesStudents will: * have developed and be able to implement the skills associated with successfully planning and conducting a focussed research project; * be capable of working in the field of maritime archaeology or underwater cultural heritage management; * be able to write, edit and present a research minor thesis (18,000 words).
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification majoring in archaeology from an approved tertiary institution, or have completed the Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology and have at least two years' relevant work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Maritime Archaeology
  • Course description
    The Master of Maritime Archaeology is a 54-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology. It articulates with the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology. The course is offered on a fee-paying basis.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Maritime Archaeology a student must complete 54 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    ARCH8101
        

    Maritime Archaeology in Australia
        

    6

    ARCH8102
        

    Coastal and Underwater Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8103
        

    Underwater Archaeology Field School
        

    6

    AND another program of study approved by the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology selected from:

    ARCH8010
        

    Advanced Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum
        

    3

    ARCH8011
        

    Methods in Underwater Archaeology
        

    3

    ARCH8104
        

    Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
        

    3

    ARCH8104A
        

    Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8107A
        

    Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation
        

    6

    ARCH8108A
        

    Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction
        

    6

    ARCH8109A
        

    Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum
        

    6

    ARCH8109B
        

    Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum
        

    3

    ARCH8112A
        

    Global Themes in Maritime Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8307
        

    Introductory Archaeological Geophysics
        

    6

    ARCH8309
        

    Advanced Research Projects
        

    3

    ARCH8512
        

    Research Methods in Archaeology
        

    6

    PROF8001
        

    Grants and Sponsorship Proposals
        

    3

    PROF8007
        

    Project Management - Budgets
        

    3

    PROF8008
        

    Preparing Professional Presentations
        

    3

        

    AND
        

    ARCH8106
        

    Maritime Archaeology Thesis
        

    18

    [Candidates will normally be required to take a program of ARCH8101, ARCH8102 and ARCH8103. Candidates will be permitted to take ARCH8104 and ARCH8105 only with the permission of the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology and only if they have substantial prior studies in maritime archaeology.]

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