Postgraduate Research in Archaeology

Archaeology provides a vivid understanding of how the past informs our present. The Department of Archaeology specialises in classical archaeology of the Mediterranean (Greece and Italy), the Middle East (Jordan, Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran), Western and Central Asia, Cambodia and Australia, with annual fieldwork taking place in most of these areas. Another focus is public archaeology and cultural heritage.

Postgraduate students often have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork projects. Students have access to unique facilities such as the Spatial Innovation Unit, Archaeology Computing laboratory and Archaeology Teaching Laboratory, which features the latest fieldwork equipment.

The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney holds the largest collection of antiquities in Australasia with artefacts from Greece, Italy, Egypt and the near East. Australian items are held in the Macleay Museum.

The department has an outstanding record in research activity, with major funded projects as well as ARC postdoctoral fellows.

Postgraduate research students work on a wide range of topics. For more information about the department, current students and their work please, visit the Department of Archaeology website.

Archaeology postgraduate research programs

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Chair of Department

Alison Betts
Phone Number +61 2 9351 2090
Address Room 709
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Ted Robinson
Phone Number +61 2 9351 3072
Address Room 705
A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
A14 - Quadrangle
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia