Student information

Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD Programs

Potential PhD, Masters and Honours degree topics

  1. Impact of European Settlement on the Tropical Rainforest of Queensland: Tropical rainforest of Queensland [PDF, 171 KB]
  2. Biodiversity Change through Time in the Tropical Rainforest of PNG: Biodiversity in PNG [PDF, 324 KB]
  3. Microscopic Indicators of Herbivore Extinctions and Invasions: Microscopic indicators [PDF, 180 KB]
  4. Holocene climatic variability and human impact in the central Pacific: Holocene climatic variability [PDF, 139 KB]
  5. Environmental change through the millennia in New Caledonia: Environmental change-New Caledonia [PDF, 142 KB]
  6. Environmental change on Tikopia, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands:Environmental change-Solomon islands [PDF, 105 KB]

Contact individual researchers if you are interested in pursuing any of these topics and talk to us about developing a research project.

Undergraduate Studies

Members of PalaeoWorks co-ordinate undergaduate courses in the Department of Archaeology and Natural History (CAP) and the Fenner School (CoS).


The Master of Archaeological Science

The Master of Archaeological Science is a bridge between the humanities orientation of traditional archaeology and the “hard science” of applying modern scientific principles, analytical techniques and methods to archaeological research questions and field investigations.  The program is designed to provide systematic training to students from either humanities or science-based backgrounds.

It aims to allow students to tailor the program to their own training objectives, through hands-on experience with a wide-range of supervising specialists, materials and laboratory resources. Graduates from the course should find it a sufficient foundation for further research (e.g. to PhD) or to advance their professional career.

For more detailed information on the Master of Archaeological Science program, please go to the Archaeological Science page 


PhD Scholarships

  • Great topics and fieldwork locations (see recently advertised topics below)
  • Situate yourself in a state-of-the-art facility with an internationally recognized research environment and staff.

Australian and New Zealand students apply for an APA/ANU scholarship (due 31st October). Forms are available here

Applicants are required to apply in the first instance for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (see: Click here for more information), and to contact a potential supervisor in the department prior to their APA application (contact information is available on the ANH staff page). In the event that an APA is not awarded to an applicant who meets the above criteria, the department may provide a PhD scholarship of A$22,500 per year with a minimum $7000 of research funding to the applicant.

International students apply for an EIPRS scholarship (due 31st August). Forms are available here.

International students and others who do not qualify for these scholarships are encouraged to apply for other scholarships funded through the ANU (see details here)



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