• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code DIGH-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Digital Humanities Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of digital humanities, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. pose a significant research question relating to digital humanities;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to digital humanities, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium
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Admission Requirements

  1. A major or equivalent in Digital Humanities
  2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis 


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures 12
ARCH4002 Archaeology Honours Research Seminar 6
ARCH4004 Frameworks for Archaeological Science 6
ARTH4017 Methodologies of Art History 12
CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence 12
ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop 6
ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation 6
LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies 6
LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12
LING4010 Selected Topics in Empirical Approaches to Linguistics 6
MUSI4401 The Scholar Musician 1 6
MUSI4402 The Scholar Musician 2 6
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar 12
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar 12

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory Extended 12
ARCH4001 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage 6
ARCH4003 Archaeology Honours Writing Seminar 6
  ARTH 4018: East-West Interactions in Art
CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies 12
  ENGL 4018: Reading Genre
ENGL4019 Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts 12
  HIST 4009: War and Culture
  HIST 4010: History Inc Early Mod Bodies
HIST4011 Seminar in Advanced Historiography 12
HIST4012 Topics in Australian History 12
LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1 6
LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2 6
LING4011 Selected Topics in Theory and Analysis in Linguistics 12
LING4012 Selected Topics in Analysis of a Subsystem of Language 6
PHIL4009 Readings in Philosophy 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THES4102 Thesis 6-24
THES4103 Thesis 6-24
THES4105 Thesis 6-24
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