Maritime Archaeology

Flinders University

The Maritime Archaeology program is designed to meet the needs of students who have a three or four-year degree in archaeology or anthropology who wish to specialise in maritime archaeology, as well as those who come from a different academic background (such as history) and wish to change career paths. The program is built on the premise that a maritime archaeologist needs to be more than an archaeologist who can scuba dive.

Therefore, in addition to practical fieldwork-based training, the program provides you with a strong academic and theoretical grounding across a wide range of areas in maritime and underwater archaeology.

Flinders University has taught maritime archaeology at undergraduate level since 1996 and at postgraduate level since 2002, as well as providing supervision for MA (by research and thesis) and PhD students. The Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology (GPMA) is the only named degree program of its kind in Australia.

The program is taught by Flinders academic staff and adjunct staff with the support of a technical officer, as well as PhD students (on scholarships) who work part-time in the program.

The program has drawn students from many different countries (Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Japan, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Italy and the Netherlands) and graduates are now working for underwater cultural heritage management agencies, museums and consultancy companies, as well as studying and teaching at universities both in Australia and overseas.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
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Institution Name Flinders University
Campus Location N/A
Institution Type University
Course Duration N/A
Course University Flinders University

About Flinders University

For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve. Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

 

It extends from our founding Vice-Chancellor Peter Karmel’s entreaty to ‘experiment and experiment bravely’ through to the creative, trailblazing work of our staff, students and alumni.As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders is well prepared for this unpredictable, exciting future.Our strong network of external links keeps our work dynamic, enabling us to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future, to make a difference by changing lives and, ultimately, the world.

 

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    To be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
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    Changing lives and changing the world.
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    Flinders’ strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, outlines the University’s vision and mission for the coming years. Flinders University’s vision is to become internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
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    Flinders University’s leadership strives to ensure that we work toward realising our vision and achieve our mission.Our vision is to become internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates. Our mission: to change lives and change the world.Flinders is governed by Council.Council is the principal policy and decision-making body at Flinders, and responds to the University’s needs and interests, as well as those of the wider community. To best carry out this role, the majority of Council members are external to Flinders, while the University is amply represented by executive, academic, professional and student members.
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