Archaeology in Italy Study Tour

Credit points: 12

Unit: ATS2344 / ATS3344 

Location: Monash Prato Centre, Italy

Coordinator: Dr Jessie Birkett-Rees and Dr Andrew Connor

Program type: Arts Semester in Prato


Program details

The unit introduces students to the diverse range of methods employed within archaeology to explore and present the ancient cultures of Italy. It incorporates varying modules that introduce modern scientific, non-invasive strategies alongside more traditional fieldwork, and looks at how the ancient cultures are presented in a museum context.

Study will commence at Clayton campus and then transfer to Italy, exploring the ancient remains of that city before moving to Prato, where seminars and field trips will investigate the core issues in studying the past.


2017 Sem 2 Program  2018 Sem 2 Program
Pre-Departure Session (Compulsory) 17 May 2017 May 2018
Melbourne Dates 18 October @ 4pm (Meetup)

20 – 23 November (Seminar)

Overseas Dates 27 November – 15 December (Block 3) 19 November – 14 December 2018 (Block 3)
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Deposit (Paid on application) $500
Balance  (Paid on acceptance into program) $1,850
Total  $2,350

Program Fee includes:

  • Travel during the study tour
  • Accommodation
  • Site entrance fees


Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status. This fee will appear on your Monash Fee Statement. Non-Monash students must contact to enquire about tuition fees.


  • Meals
  • Spending money (varies for each study tour)
  • International return airfare**

* Please note, students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.

How to Apply

Applications open: Applications for 2018 Semester 2 will open November 2017.

Applications close: Applications for 2017 Semester 2 are now closed.

Application process: 

  1. Read the full application process
  2. Register your Expression of Interest for 2018 Semester 2 Program here.

* Art Study Tour units have a minimum number of students to be able to go ahead. Students should not make any travel arrangements until the Faculty has endorsed their application and confirmed the program will be going ahead.