Unearth your path to archaeological research.
Take your knowledge of ancient worlds to new depths with an Honours year in Archaeology. Flinders University hosts one of Australia’s leading centres for the study of archaeology. In an Honours year, you will have the opportunity to work with experts on an independent research project and thesis. Your research could uncover new discoveries and enhance understanding of the world both past and present.
Why undertake an Honours year in Archaeology at Flinders
An Honours degree is a direct pathway into a research-focused career and is the next step towards a higher degree by research such as a doctorate. During an Honours year, specialise in an area of your choice including human evolution, ancient studies, cultural heritage management, maritime, historical or Indigenous archaeology. An Honours degree offers point of difference in competitive workplace markets.
Studying Honours will provide a solid grounding in research skills and enhanced knowledge to help you progress towards a higher degree by research. Use skills you will acquire in research, critical analysis and innovative problem solving and be a part of new discoveries that will shape our world.
Increase your theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied experience in archaeology through an Honours year. An Honours year comprises a thesis, archaeology in practice practical experience and advanced research communications subjects.
You can specialise in a topic of your choice including:
Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) '21
“The amount of time that I got to spend in the community, particularly in the aboriginal communities, was pretty special. I got to volunteer on various projects and got to slow down and just take in the broader society we live in. I worked with Community on Adnyamathanha, Jawoyn, Kuuku I’yu and Ngadjuri Country as well as the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation on various joint cultural heritage projects.
Coming from overseas, I chose Flinders because I wanted to specialise in Archaeology. Flinders is the only university that has a dedicated degree and not just a major in an arts degree."
Entry into one-year Honours is highly competitive. If you have demonstrated academic excellence (a Grade Point Average of 5.00 or above) during your bachelor degree you are invited to apply for Honours.
Whether you’re invited to apply, or want to apply, you will need to contact the Honours coordinator in your discipline to discuss your project and arrange for supervision.
Applications for 2023 are now open.
Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible, even if you are awaiting current semester results.
Late applications may be accepted however equal consideration of preferred supervisor/project will not be guaranteed.
* Application closing dates may vary by course or College. Further information.
Submit your application directly to Flinders University through the online application system.
If you have never studied at or made an application to Flinders University, you can register and submit your application for admission to a 1-year Honours course using the eApplication portal. You will receive two emails once your application is completed: confirmation of application submission; and a second email with your student ID. Note, it may take 1-4 hours for your student ID to be created.
If you have studied at Flinders University within the last 12 months you can submit your application for admission to a one-year Honours course via the Student System. You can apply for admission by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page, and searching for your course.
If you studied at Flinders University more than 12 months ago you will need to reactivate your FAN first. With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for admission via the Student System as advised above.
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