Admission requirements

A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Archaeology, or another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree. Applicants must normally have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 overall and 5.75 in 27 units of upper-level topics in the Bachelor of Archaeology, or equivalent qualification, to be eligible to apply for entry.

Course aims

This honours degree aims to:

  • increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in a number of related specialisations in archaeology
  • extend students' ability to think, speak and write about archaeological theories and issues in a critically-engaged, and ethically responsive manner
  • develop students' skills in research, writing and publication
  • provide students with the necessary knowledge, theoretical understanding and study skills to research and present, both orally and in writing, an extended piece of research.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this honours degree students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced ability to critically evaluate complex ideas, concepts and approaches in archaeological research
  • demonstrate skills to plan research activities, manage their time independently, and present their research both orally and in writing
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the method and meaning of completing an extended piece of research, including an understanding of the ethical considerations of carrying out research
  • apply their skills in a practical setting.

Program of study

A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Archaeology, or another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree.

To qualify for the honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified in the following program of study:

Core - Year 1 topics

 ARCH7010  Honours Thesis  (4.5 of 22.5 units)
 ARCH7010A  Honours Thesis  (9 of 22.5 units)
 ARCH7010B  Honours Thesis  (9 of 22.5 units)
 ARCH7011  Archaeology in Practice  (4.5 units)
 ARCH7012  Communicating Archaeology Research  (4.5 units)
 ARCH8309A  Advanced Research Projects  (4.5 units)