Research Higher Degrees

The Department of Archaeology offers the postgraduate degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Arts (MA) by research and thesis.  Research Higher Degree students are able to undertake research in a wide range of areas, subject to the availability of a supervisor in the Department and approval for the research being undertaken.  To gain a better idea of where our research interests lie, see the staff pages for individual areas of expertise.

To be accepted into an Archaeology Research Higher Degree, students need first to contact a potential supervisor and have them agree to supervise them, then submit a written proposal for their research for assessment by the department. Download our guidelines for research proposals here:  (PDF 314KB)

Once a student’s research project has been accepted as a viable project by the department, they can then apply for a scholarship and to the Flinders Office of Graduate Research.  Some examples of recent PhD and Honours proposals are available here.  

Most students only complete a research higher degree with the assistance of a scholarship to cover their course fees and provide a weekly allowance. Please contact the Scholarships Office for further information on funding for higher degree research, including the details of individual scholarship programs.

For further information about undertaking a research higher degree in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University please contact the Research Higher Degrees coordinator Dr Jonathan Benjamin.

View and download from our library of Honours and higher degree theses completed in the Department since 1990