Applied Maritime Archaeology Education with UWA & Western Australian Museum


Founded in 1911, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is recognized internationally as a leading university and the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. UWA is the only Western Australian University to belong to the Group of Eight and it is one of only two Australian universities to belong to the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 16 research-led universities from Europe, North America, North Asia and Australia.

UWA was rated second overall in Australia by the Good Universities Guide 2011 based on key performance measures such as graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand. UWA graduates are consistently the best in gaining full-time employment when compared to other university graduates in Western Australia and most other Australian universities.

Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, the UWA Crawley Campus is the oldest in Western Australia and among the most picturesque in the nation with its grand sandstone and terracotta buildings sitting among elegant heritage-listed gardens.

Academic Programs

Masters Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Maritime Archaeology (Full-time & Part-time)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Maritime Archaeology (Full-time & Part-time)
  • Master of Applied Maritime Archaeology (Full-time & Part-time)
  • 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. The focus is very much 'hands-on' as well as providing a supportive and stimulating academic environment.

    Entry Requirements: 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.



Established in 1891, the Western Australian Museum’s long and fascinating history reflects and documents the State’s rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. Today the Western Australian Museum comprises six public sites and a collection and research center and houses more than 4.5 millions objects from rare fossils to the iconic racing yacht Australia II.

The Museum also manages 200 shipwrecks sites of the 1500 known to be located off the WA coast and manages eight Aboriginal land reserves.

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